The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has led a team of traditional rulers to Abuja to discuss measures aimed at ending the Boko Haram insurgency in the north.
Welcoming the visitors late Thursday’s night, President Goodluck Jonathan, told them of measures already put in place, assuring them of government determination to end insurgency and reverse the attendant economic depression confronting them in the north-east.
The visit was sequel to an emergency meeting of the traditional rulers on Wednesday in Kaduna, where they discussed the security situation in their domains.
Briefing journalists after the Kaduna meeting, the Sultan said that the council would visit the President and table its observations and concerns before him.
The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, described the meeting with Jonathan as fruitful, saying that it underlined the country’s unity and the imminent defeat of insurgency and terrorism.
Thirteen traditional rulers were at the meeting, which also had in attendance the Vice President Namadi Sambo and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senetor Ayim Pius Ayim.