- The president has been appreciated for his visit to Maiduguri shortly after the attack on Auno community by Boko Haram insurgents
- A peace network of northeast indigenes said President Buhari's visit is impressive
- According to the network, the resurgence of attacks in Borno state has the colouration of insider influence
The North-East Network for Peace Friday, February 14, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his prompt visit to Maiduguri, Borno State on Tuesday, February 11.
The group said the president's visit to Borno shows his focus and unwavering commitment towards restoring lasting peace to the state and the entire northeast region.
The president of the North-East Network for Peace Reverend Josiah Bitrus said the group's leadership and its members are impressed with the efforts so far in dislodging the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists from the various hideouts in the region.
Bitrus said the group believes that resurgence of attacks in Borno state has the colouration of insider influence.
He also said that the group is optimistic that the military will eventually come out tops in the ongoing fight against terrorism in Nigeria.
The network also called on President Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Borno state.
Bitrus said the importance of the conference cannot be overemphasized given the efforts of the Nigerian Military in the theatre of operations in the northeast.
He said the Military and its who have exhibited an unimaginable level of commitment to ending the Boko Haram menace.
Bitrus said: "The North East Network for Peace as worthy partners in the war against terrorism in North-East Nigeria is indeed impressed with the efforts so far in dislodging the Boko Haram insurgents from the various hideouts in northeast Nigeria."
He said President Buhari's recent visit to Maiduguri has shown once again that the president has not reneged on his promise to free the entire country of terrorism.
He said the president's visitation is an evidence that he will continue to show the people of Borno state and the rest of the country the love and affection to pull through these difficult and challenging moments in the annals of the country.
"The North East Network for Peace pledges its support to the activities of the Nigerian Military and also appreciates the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has called on the president to declare a state of emergency in Borno state.
The call by the centre is on the heels of growing killings in the state with the recent one in Auno community in the state.
CALSER's convener, Princess Ajibola, condemned the renewed spate of insurgents attacks in Borno.
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