Former Military Head of state, General Abdusalami Abubakar has urged the Federal Government to dialogue with Islamic sect Boko Haram in order to bring lasting peace to the killings and destruction in the North Eastern part of the country.
The former military leader spoke in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday, while commissioning the administrative block of the School of Nursing, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti built by Governor Kayode Fayemi.
“As someone who was privileged to survive the Civil War and saw our country return to democracy, I am troubled by the challenges currently confronting our country.”
“There has been cruel murder and slaughtering of children as well as women, who are innocent.
“As events of recent killings clearly show that no one is safe, no place is safe and no time is safe, the security problem in the country is very severe and need all of us to search for solution to.
“We must therefore cooperate and all hands must be on deck to find solution to the crisis.
“We should not be looking for victory, solution should be the goal. Government at all levels, the people at the crisis zone, security personnel and all aggrieved parties must dialogue and listen to one another for the sake of our future and our children.
“We must honestly look at the real issues involved and take immediate actions promptly.
“It must be accepted that dialogue is still a veritable tool under this circumstance.” He said