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Insecurity in Nigeria is real —Minister

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MINISTER of Special Duties and chairman, Presidential Committee on Dialogue and the Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki, has said the issues of insecurity in the North and Nigeria are real.

Turaki, who stated this on Monday, during a public hearing of the committee, held at the auditorium of the Sultan Muhammadu Maccido Institute for Qur’an and General Studies, Sokoto, said resolving the security challenges should be the business of all.

He told the gathering of Islamic scholars and concerned citizens of the state that President Goodluck Jonathan was committed to the resolution of the security challenges facing the country, with a view to making Nigeria a more secured and united nation.

“We need the support of all Nigerians, as Islam encourages dialogue and, therefore, no well meaning Muslim would oppose it,” he said.

He explained that the state of emergency declared in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states was with a view to further securing lives and properties across the country.

Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, commended the Federal Government for setting up the committee and urged the people of the state to freely express their opinions.

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