- A pro-Buhari group has commended Senator Uche Ekwunife for supporting the Nigerian military's fight against insurgents operating in the northeast
- The Network of Friends and Supporters of Buhari said Senator Ekwunife's support for the military is worthy of emulation
- The group also urged lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress to support Nigeria's counter-terrorism fight rather than vilify the military
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The Network of Friends and Supporters of Buhari (NFSB) has commended the lawmaker representing Anambra central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Uche Ekwunife, for supporting the efforts of the Nigerian military in the fight against insurgents operating in the northeast.
The group said the senator had put politics aside to show her solidarity with the military in the war against insurgents fighting in the northeast.
A statement signed by the group's publicity secretary, Silas Giwa, on Wednesday, August 5, challenged legislators who are members of the ruling party to follow Ekwunife's "sterling example".
Ejwunife, despite being a member of the opposition - Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) - had in an interview urged all Nigerians to render their maximum support for the military.
The senator who rated the military high in their fight against terrorists in the northeast said: "Our military has so far been performing well and securing numerous victories against the insurgents within the limits of the resources at their disposal."
Commending the senator, the pro-Buhari group said it is unfortunate that lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress rather than support the military have focused on castigating the troops' effort at the slightest instance.
"We acknowledge Senator Ekwunife for her forthrightness in the interview she granted to a national newspaper in which she commended the Nigerian army for the excellent job it has done in fighting the enemies of Nigeria even though she also pointed out the shortcomings that could be improved upon by that institution," Giwa said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the United States of America has warned the Nigerian government of encroachment of Al-Qaeda terrorist group in the northwest region of the country.
The commander of the US special operations command, Africa, Dagvin Anderson, said Al-Qaeda is also expanding to other parts of West Africa.
He assured that the US and the Nigerian government will continue in their partnership to share information that would help in understanding the terrorists' activities.
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