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Nigeria: Northern states governors’ wives on peace campaign

President Goodluck Jonathan of NigeriaPresident Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria (Photo: goodluckeberejonathan.com)
June 23, 2012

Wives of governors in Nigeria’s northern states have begun a peace campaign aimed at ending the wave of violence in the country.

According to Saturday’s edition of Nigeria’s daily, THIS DAY, The Forum of Wives of Governors of the Northern States has resolved to promote peace efforts to stem what they described as, the orgy of violence and suicide bombings in parts of the north.

The northern governors’ wives decided on the peace campaign at a one day meeting in Benue state.

They lamented the continued spread of the violence and bombing of places of worship by the Boko Haram sect with the loss of many lives.

On Friday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sacked his national security advisor Owoye Azazi and Defense Minister Bello Mohammed, after his return from the sustainable development conference in Brazil.

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No immediate reason was given for the sacking. But it came hard on the heels of wave of Boko Haram attacks and mounting public criticisms of President Jonathan’s trip to the Brazil conference in the wake of Sunday’s devastating attacks on three churches and reprisal attacks.

A former police Chief in Nigeria, Abubarka Tsav was among some Nigerians who described as “insensitive”.

The ex-commissioner of police in Lagos said the President has lost control of the country.

President Jonathan has in a Statement signed by his Media Aide, Mr Reuben Abati, said the criticisms were “baseless”.

WADR’s Abuja correspondent Martin Martins on Friday gauged the views of some Nigerians on their president’s trip to Brazil amidst security crisis in the country.

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