By Laleye Dipo in Minna
Former Head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has joined the league of Nigerians that have called on the federal government to enter into dialogue with all aggrieved groups in the country, particularly the Niger Delta Avengers and the pro-Biafra groups.
He also said that the talks between the federal government and representatives of the radical Muslim group, Boko Haram, should be reopened.
Abdulsalami made the call in Minna on Tuesday when he received in audience the speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly and other legislators that called to congratulate him on his 74th birthday.
The former Nigerian military ruler turned 74 on Monday June 13.
According to him, ‘Lasting peace can return to the country with roundtable discussions and dialogue by government with various insurgency groups including the Niger Delta Avengers militants.’
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