Jaji bomb explosion: Mark renews call for dialogue with Boko Haram

President of the Senate, David Mark

Senate President, David Mark has renewed call on aggrieved persons or groups in the country to accept dialogue instead of resorting to violence.

The senate president had in the past argued for dialogue with Boko Haram in the interest of  peace.

Mr. Mark made the call in a reaction to Sunday’s suicide bomb attack at a church inside the Command and Staff College barracks, Jaji, Kaduna State.

This is contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Paul Mumeh on Sunday in Abuja.

He also appealed to the perpetrators of the wanton destruction of lives and property to give peace a chance by threading the path of dialogue to realize a lasting resolution of their grievances.

Mr. Mark noted that the current security challenges in the country called for collective support by all Nigerians to stop the killings and violence against innocent people.

 “We have more to gain by being our brothers’ keeper.

“This is a challenge to all, irrespective of religious, ethnic or political leanings.

“It’s about the survival of Nigeria,” Mr. Mark said.

The Senate President urged the security operatives to remain determined and step up efforts to stem the challenge.

Twin explosions had rocked St. Andrew Protestant Church in Jaji on Sunday, killing 11 persons and injuring 30 others.

Brig.-Gen. Bolaji Koleosho, the Director, Army Public Relations, told NAN the first explosion occurred at about 12:05 p.m., while the second went off 10 minutes later.

Mr. Koleosho said that investigations into the incident had started.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack but security operatives suspect the extremist Boko Haram sect might be responsible.

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