The Senator representing Kebbi south, Retired Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Magoro, has appealed to the Boko Haram sect to embrace dialogue in resolving grievances to fast-track development.
Magoro told newsmen in Zuru on Friday that the continued violent agitation by the sect had retarded development in the north east and the country.
He said without peace, meaningful development could not be achieved and called on members of the sect to embrace dialogue in order to resolve the crises.
Magoro said that the present leadership of the country was desirous of development.
He urged security agencies not to relent in the fight against terrorism, adding that everyone must think of addressing the current security challenges.
The lawmaker also appealed to Nigerians to pray and work in harmony for peace and progress in 2014. (NAN).
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