- A group has cautioned individuals or groups that sponsor the ongoing banditry in the northwest
- The group urged all sponsors of criminal activities in the region to either stop or be exposed
- According to the group, these individuals or groups are frustrating the efforts of the Nigerian military
The Northern Security Crusaders (NSC) on Friday, July 17, warned sponsors and promoters of banditry in the northwest to desist from such act or risk being named and shamed.
The group while commending the chief of army staff, Lieutenant GeneralTukur Buratai, for rising up to the occasion with an aggressive approach said despite conspiracy from some high-ranking Nigerians.
However, the group said it believes some politicians are focused on frustrating the efforts of the troops.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Abubakar Usman, the group warned promoters and sponsors of insecurity to quit their nefarious activities or face the consequences.
NSC hailed General Buratai's impactful leadership strategy which it said has led to the successes of the various military operations across the country.
While expressing total support for the troops, NSC called on all patriotic citizens to do likewise in their quest to address politically motivated acts of criminalities.
The group's spokesperson said the NSC's position is based on the fact that the efforts of the military have been outstanding.
He said there is no element of doubt that the Nigerian army is more than committed to preserving the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
According to him, this is evident in the support of all discerning Nigerians that the military achieves more success.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that an expert in Nigeria's security situation has said the growing cases of banditry in the region is fuelled by activities of failed politicians.
Terrence Kuanum said these failed politicians are only focused on painting the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in a bad light.
He said these criminalities are largely sponsored by those who contested and lost against the ruling party in recent elections.
He also said these failed politicians are not happy with the gains made by the military against insurgents and criminals in recent times.
The expert further said its high time Nigerians are made aware of this conspiracy by the failed politicians across the country.
He said when this is made known to Nigerians, they would realise that the fault is not that of the military.
In other news, a civil society organisation has urged lawmakers of ninth National Assembly to amend the nation's anti-terror legislation to dish out stiffer penalties, on fake activists and others who aid and abet terrorism in Nigeria.
The Citizens Against Fake Activists (CAFA) said its conclusion followed a thorough evaluation of the anti-terrorism war ongoing in the northeast region of Nigeria and other security breaches across the country.
Also, soldiers fighting Boko Haram in the northeast said they are deeply motivated to end the war on terrorism in the region.
The soldiers said they are motivated to fight terrorism and all forms of violent crimes in the country.
However, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the lawmakers have looked into the claims of the retirement of over 300 soldiers form the Nigerian army.
The lawmakers move followed the motion issued at the lower chamber to revisit the issue by the chief whip Honourable Mohammed Monguno.