Sultan Of Sokoto, Traditional Rulers Storm Abuja, Seek Immediate End To Insurgency

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has led a team oftraditional rulers to Abujato 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 ofgovernment determination to end insurgency and reverse the attendant economic depression confronting them in thenorth-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 journalistsafter 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 countrys 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.
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