He said: “Our aim is to bring cohesion so that they will be able to speak as one and we are seeing it happening.
“Our aim is that at the end of this meeting the voice of the victims will be heard.“
On her part, the Special Assistant to the President on Ethics and Values, Mrs Sarah Jibril, called for the setting up of a fund to alleviate the sufferings of vulnerable groups in the North, especially the middle-belt region.
She said that it was time for minority groups in the middle-belt to seek help to solve their problems, rather than wait perpetually on government support.
A position paper on how to end the conflict in the North East is expected to be released at the end of the forum. (NAN)