Negotiate with B/Haram to release our colleagues, geologists tell FG
The Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society has called on the Federal Government to enter into negotiation with Boko Haram for the release of their members captured by the group.
The society also asked its members all over the country to suspend mining and exploration activities until their members are secured safely.
An oil exploration team was last week ambushed in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents who killed many and abducted many others in the team.
The President of the Mining and Geosciences Society, Professor Silas Sunday, said at a press briefing in Ilorin yesterday that the murder of some geologists and capture of others by Boko Haram was disheartening.
“We want government to adopt negotiation method which has shown effectiveness as witnessed in the release of substantial number of Chibok school girls to rescue our colleagues and all others in captivity of Boko Haram. We are also supporting the call by the ASUU on the matter and calling on our members to suspend mining and oil exploration now until our members in captivity regain freedom,” the group said.