- The Chief of Army Staff has been commended for his commitment in the fight against insurgents operating in the northeast
- The commendation was given to the COAS by the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER)
- The centre said there has been tremendous progress seen in the rescue of innocent people, mostly women and children from the Boko Haram/ISWAO enclaves
A civil society organisation has commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, for sustaining the momentum and intensity in the fight against terrorism.
Paying a special tribute to the Army chief during a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, March 17, the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) said General Buratai's steadfastness to the fight against insurgency has rubbed off on his gallant troops.
CALSER said the effect of Buratai's leadership strategy is evident in the recent outings by the Nigerian Army troops.
The president of CALSER, Princess Ajibola, while speaking at the briefing said with the reports gathered, there has been tremendous progress seen in the rescue of innocent people, mostly women and children from the Boko Haram/ISWAO enclaves.
Ajibola said that despite the various conspiracies against Nigeria in the war against terrorism, the Nigerian troops have always given the Boko Haram terrorists fatal and decisive blows in the war front.
She said the centre notes that this tremendous gains would not have been possible without President Muhammadu Buhari's concerted effort to ensure that the security agencies are up and running with improved welfare and up to date operational equipment.
CALSER urged the Chief of Army Staff not to take his foot off the pedal at this point, especially with the troops in an all-time high in terms of morale.
While charging Nigerians to rally behind the military, the Centre called on the African and international communities not to play ostrich and join hands with Nigeria in ridding the country of fleeing and heavily decimated insurgents.
“This charge is also extended to the European Union to do all it can to support Nigeria in the fight against terrorism by ensuring that it sanctions any of its member countries that sell arms and ammunition to the Boko Haram terrorist group," Ajibola added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Military had assured the sports can be used in fighting crimes across the country.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General, Abayomi Olonisakin, while speaking at the closing ceremony of the third edition of the Chief of Defence Staff Barracks Youth Championship held at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja said the Military will use sports to tackle crime in the society, especially in barracks across the country.
Olonisakin called for investment in developing the skills of Nigerian youths in sports to take them off crimes.
Also, a former commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Abubakar Tsav, commended the Nigerian Army for its effort in repelling attacks from Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa community in Borno state.
Tsav said the Nigerian Army under the leadership of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has displayed sheer “gallantry and patriotism” against Boko/ISWAP terrorists.
He also said that the action of the troops against the insurgents to operations of men of the United State of America's Army.
In another note, the Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, said his government is impressed that a combined team of soldiers fighting on the ground and air with the complementary efforts of the civilian JTF and vigilantes were able to neutralize scores of insurgents.
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