NPC meets in Abuja, discusses state of insecurity, others
Absdulsalami Abubakar, Former Head of State and Chairman NPC in a handshake with former President Goodluck Jonathan at a different occasion.
Members of the National Peace Committee have met in Abuja to find ways of mitigating the tension in the country.
The meeting was as result of the spate of hate speeches and threat by the northern Igbos should vacate the north before October 1.
The meeting, which was at the nstance of the Kukah Centre, was chaired by its Chairman and former Head of State, General AbdulSalam Abubakar and attended by the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar 11, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, former Chief of General Staff,Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe, Bishop Matthew Kukah and Vanguard Publisher and Chairman, Sam Amuka, among others.
The imitative was sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP),was intended to proffer solutions to the myriads of agitations being thrown up by tribal and religious groups across the country.
Sources disclosed that the attendees deliberated on ways to develop a national peace policy for the country and the end the security challenges in various parts of the nation.
Top on the agenda according to sources were the Biafran agitation and quit notice by the Arewa youths, farmers-herdsmen clashes across the country, Southern Kaduna clashes and the general insecurity in the country.
The gatherin, which took place at Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja, also reviewed insights by civil society groups on how to strengthen peace and security and deliberated on the way forward for a Nigeria in the short, medium and long term basis.
It would be recalled the peace committee last week issued a statement blaming failed politicians for heating up the polity after failing to deliver on their mandate to the people who elected them into various offices in the land.