Boko Haram: Arewa group lauds Nigerian army, troops over killing of Imam, commanders

Boko Haram: Arewa group lauds Nigerian army, troops over killing of Imam, commanders

- A group has commended troops of the Nigerian army for their recent onslaught against terrorists

- The group, Arewa Coalition for Truth and Justice (ACTJ), said in no distant time, insurgency will be a thing of the past

- According to the group, there is no element of doubt as regards the strength, capacity and professionalism of the Nigerian army

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The Arewa Coalition for Truth and Justice (ACTJ) has commended the Nigerian army over the killing of the Imam and spiritual head of Boko Haram as well as other top commanders of the radical sect.

The group described the feat as a welcome development and an indication that the army is living up to expectations in the fight against insurgency.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, July 21, ACTJ president, Abubakar Gana, said he is optimistic that in no distant time, the insurgency will be a thing of the past.

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According to the group, terrorism has lingered because the troops haven't received the much-needed support from the political leadership in the northeast.

The coalition called on relevant stakeholders to continue to lend their support to the troops as it continues to push for the final decimation of the remnants of the terrorist group.

It further hailed the leadership of the Nigerian army, as well as the officers and soldiers in the theatre of operations.

Boko Haram: Arewa group lauds Nigerian army, troops over killing of Imam, commanders

Members of the Arewa group during a press briefing. Photo credit: Ifeanyi Onuoha
Source: UGC

It also called on all stakeholders to continue to lend their support to the Nigerian army as it continues to push for the final decimation of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

"Nigerians must come to terms that the success of the operations of the Nigerian Army is indeed the success of the country at large," the group said.

The group urged all Nigerians to put their sentiments aside and be guided in their actions and inactions towards the efforts of the Nigerian army in its various operations across the country.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has commended the Nigerian army and its leadership for successes recorded in the fight against terrorists operating in the northeast.

The group said the fight in the region is already yielding successes in less than one week of his relocation.

Also, following the complaints that some Nigerians were being tortured unjustly by personnel of the Nigerian Army, the military authority advised on how to report unprofessional conduct of any of its personnel during coronavirus lockdown.

The army outlined various methods Nigerians could use to report the unprofessional conduct of any army personnel during the lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT.

The Nigerian military has also said that media reports suggesting that troops operating at the boundary between Taraba and Benue states are taking sides are false.

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The reports had suggested that the troops are preventing Tivs from returning to their homes.

There have been communal clashes between Tivs and Junkuns in the borders of both states in recent times. Some Nigerian troops are stationed in the area to maintain peace.

The Nigerian military on Sunday, July 19, announced that its troops killed Boko Haram commanders.

The military added a list of the names of the high-level insurgents who were neutralized by the army in July.

According to the military, the said terrorists were killed by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on Thursday, July 2 in a failed attack on an army super camp in Damasak, Borno state.

It was also gathered that troops of Strong Response Area (SRA) Pulka targeted the terrorists on their market activities.

The troops undercovered movement around Kolofata, a border town with Cameroon and killed six Boko Haram terrorists attempting to cross from Cameroon Border towards Sambisa Axis.

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