Group mourns Nigerien troops, insists on UN global sanctions promoters of terrorism

Group mourns Nigerien troops, insists on UN global sanctions promoters of terrorism

- A group has commiserated with the government of Niger Republic over the killing of its soldiers by Boko Haram members

- The group also urged the United Nations to sanction all financiers of terrorism in Africa

- The group made the call during a candle night procession at the Unity Fountain in Abuja

- Also, Senator Rochas Okorocha and former Senate president Bukola Saraki commiserated with families of Nigeria's fallen heroes

A group has grieved with the government and people of Niger Republic over the death of its troops by members of the terrorists' group.

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) also called for sanctions against sponsors of terrorism in Africa.

At a candlelight procession held at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Tuesday, January 14, night in honour of the slain Nigerien soldiers across Nigeria and Africa as a whole, the CALSER further raised the alarm about foreign entities backing Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists on the continent.

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The Niger government declared a three-day of national mourning after 89 soldiers were killed in an attack on a military base on Thursday.

Heavily armed militants invaded an army outpost in Chinagodrar in the country's west, near the border of Mali, prompting the country's president Mahamadou Issoufou to axe its Army Chief.

CALSER’s convener Princess Ajibola, in her statement, blamed the United Nations for seemingly not doing enough to stop the subversive activities of countries that are sponsoring terrorists to destabilize Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

Ajobola singled out France, which routinely have been fingered to be behind terrorism in Africa, especially owing to the Lake Chad resources.

The group, therefore, called on the European nation and others eager to drown West Africa in the blood to heed lest they take the larger ember of the fire they are stoking to their bosom”.

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In a situation where the UN doesn't take any action, CALSER advised authorities in Niger to bring the harshest repercussions yet upon the terrorists.

"The Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) may think they have done their worst through the attack on the troops leading to such casualty on the government side, but one is reassured that the soldiers inflicted an equally high casualty on the terrorists by killing 77 of them," Ajibola said.

She said: "CALSER appeals to the Nigerian Military to prepare a befitting reception for the terrorists that will soon be attempting to escape the consequences of their indiscretion in killing the Nigerien troops."

She also urged that any terrorist attempting to escape from Niger should be made to realize the mistake of their way as such murderers should arrive into hails of bullets.

"We must not allow them to have one hour of rest before being dispatched to the great beyond to answer for the sins they have committed against humanity," Ajibola said.

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Also, in commemoration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Nigeria, Senator Rochas Okorocha and former Senate president, Bukola Saraki has celebrated with family and soldiers across the Nigerian Military.

Saraki said: "Today, I honour the memory and sacrifice of the men and women of the Nigerian Armed forces who have given their lives in embodiment of the words of the Nigerian National Pledge - "...to defend her unity, and uphold her honour and glory." #ArmedForcesRemembranceDay

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Boko Haram terrorists abducted four soldiers and two policemen along Damaturu-Maiduguri Road.

The terrorists who were said to have been dressed in military uniforms attacked the security officers in an ambush near Auno village on Damaturu-Maiduguri Road.

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