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Boko Haram, the dreaded Islamic sect that has been terrorizing some states in Northern Nigeria on Monday agreed to lay down their arms for peace to prevail after an agreement was reached in a closed door meeting of members of the group also called the Jama?atul Ahalis Sunna Lida?awati Wal with the Borno state Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, other top government officials and religious leaders from the state.

The acclaimed Commander in-charge of North and Central Borno, Sheikh Abu Mohammad Abdulazeez Ibn Idris, while briefing journalists after the meeting that lasted for hours said that after due consultation with the leader of the sect, Shiekh Abubakar Shekau, as well as intervention and pleading from respectful individuals/groups in the state, they have all come to terms and agreed to lay down their arms.

The group however insisted that, Government should immediately and unconditionally release all their members from custody.

It also demanded that their places of worship be rebuilt, adding that the government compensate them, among other demands.

Source: newsbytesnow


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