The Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North yesterday visited some Boko Haram suspects, bomb sites and victims in Kaduna.
The chairman of the committee, who is also the minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, Tanimu Turaki (SAN), led other members to the Armed Forces and Staff College (AFSC), Jaji; Saint Andrew Protestant Church, Jaji; and Saint Rita Catholic Church, Ungwa Yero, all in Kaduna.
The committee later met with the Boko Haram suspects where they had a closed-door meeting with them.
While at the AFSC, Jaji, a mild drama ensued when an officer told the committee that the commandant could not see them because he was attending to the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Defence.
Although the visit was unscheduled, Turaki got furious and demanded that the commandant must see them, as they were on a presidential assignment.
“This is rubbish. How can he not see us because he is attending to a permanent secretary. I am a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and we are on a presidential assignment,” he said.
The commandant, Air Vice Marshal Eko Effiom Osim, apologised to the minister.