- A centre has identified how Nigerian troops tend to succeed in the fight against insurgency in the country
- SHAC called on the Nigerian government to accept repentant terrorists so as to ensure they are fully rehabilitated so they can fit back into society
- According to the centre, Nigeria recently have seen an increase in kidnapping of women and children, that drew the world attention to the nation
The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has identified the secrets behind the success of the Nigerian troops in their fight against insurgency in the country.
The centre linked the success of the troops to high human rights compliance and regular visits of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai to soldiers on the battle field.
SHAC made the observation at the public presentation of its special report on the war against terror by the Nigerian military and human rights compliance.
The report, which was presented on Wednesday, July 10, in Abuja, called on the Nigerian government to accept repentant terrorists so as to ensure they are fully rehabilitated so they can fit back into society.
SHAC in the reports signed by Ibrahim Abubakar, its executive secretary and Emmanuel Ogah, the director of research and documentation said the turn of events has witnessed sordid tales of maiming and killings of innocent people by Boko Haram terrorist.
The centre said Nigeria recently have seen an increase in kidnapping of women and children, that drew the world attention to the nation.
"From the observations gleaned from the research work, a lot has been done by the Nigerian military in the fight against terrorism since 2015," the report said .
It also said that the present crop of service chiefs have displayed a commitment that has seen to the dislodgement of Boko Haram fighters from areas it once held sway including the notorious Sambisa Forest.
The centre said it was observed that the Chief of Army Staff, as an operational strategy towards boosting the morale of the fighting troops, carries periodic visits to the theatre of operations.
"In some instances, it was announced and in other cases not announced in an attempt to gauge the mood of the troops," the report said.
According to the report, the soldiers in the battlefront always look forward to the visit of the Chief of Army Staff to the battlefront.
SHAC further said that the determination of the Nigerian Army is impeccable and worthy of commendation given the fact that despite the avalanche of challenges associated with unconventional warfare such as this, it has work towards adhering to global best practices in human rights.
"The Nigerian military must sustain the tempo of the war by ensuring that Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist are not allowed to regroup, Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist must surrender in the light of the prevailing circumstances in an attempt to ensure a seamless transition into civilian through the instrumentality of Operation Safe Corridor," SHAC said.
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It also recommended that the Nigerian government must accept repentant terrorists but must ensure they are fully rehabilitated so they can fit back into society.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Army had cleared the air about the recent promotion of Major General. L.O Adeosun to the rank of lieutenant general by president Muhammadu Buhari.
The Army in a statement said the report that Adeosun was promoted to replace Buratai is false as he remains the Chief of Army Staff.
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