Independence Anniversary: Arewa Forum Appeals to Boko Haram to Embrace Peace.

Arewa Consultative Forum Monday appealed to members of the Boko Haram sect to embrace peace and lay down their arms as part of the nation’s 53 Independence  anniversary.
In a statement signed by the  National Publicity Secretary of the forum, Mr Anthony Sani, Nigerians have reasons to celebrate  as  independence  means freedom for the country to take its destiny  into its hands.
  Noting that the country  was going through  hard times, the statement added that Nigerians should not allow  such challenges to set their national agenda.