- Troops of the Nigerian army have been urged not to allow terrorists regroup in the northeast
- The call was made by the Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CAT) on Tuesday, May 12
- According to the coalition, the troops of the Nigerian military have sacrificed day and night to keep the country safe and secured
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The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has commended the Nigerian armed forces' leadership for the tremendous gains in the war against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.
In a statement signed by its national coordinator, Gabriel Onoja, CATE hailed the Armed Forces' high level of professionalism in the prosecution of the war against terrorism.
The Centre particularly applauded Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai for demonstrating “unparalleled leadership strides by leading the troops to battle and victory over the years in ways too numerous to mention”.
According to CATE, the recent call for a truce by the Boko Haram group is an affirmation of the remarkable victory by the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian armed forces.
While hailing the troops for doing the nation proud, CATE, however, urged them never to allow the Boko Haram/ISWAP regroup in any part under whatever guise.
CATE said the most remarkable by the leadership of the armed forces is the relocation of the chief of army staff to the Theatre of Operations in the northeast region of Nigeria.
Onoja said troops of the Nigerian military have sacrificed day and night to keep the country safe and secured.
"The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism wishes to state that indeed the Nigerian Armed Forces have done the country proud in the war against terrorism in Nigeria," Onoja said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian air force (NAF) had said that its officers neutralised some key leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).
The air force said the terrorists were neutralised in Jubillaram and Alinwa in Borno state and their leaders killed.
According to NAF's spokesperson, the ISWAP leaders were killed by airstrikes carried out by the air task force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole as they assembled for meetings.
Also, the governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, has set up a community office in Auno village, Borno state.
Zulum gave the order on Saturday, May 8, in Auno town during his assessment of ongoing projects in the area.
The governor said the community outreach office is to attract increased security and rebuild public confidence.
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