Insurgency: Middle belt group commends Buhari, military

Insurgency: Middle belt group commends Buhari, military

- A group from the middle belt region has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for their effort in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria

- The middle belt group said since the president came into power the narratives on the fight against terrorism has changed

- According to the group, era of multiple bombing, especially in the Federal Capital Territory, has been curbed

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President Muhammadu Buhari has received a commendation for propelling the military into stamping out Boko Haram terrorists across the northeast. 

The Middle Belt Conscience Guard (MBCG) said the president deserves hearty encomiums for the rewarding impacts of the anti-insurgency campaigns. 

Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, August 16, the group's publicity secretary, Dan Okwa, said the president has not only curbed insurgency in five states in the northeast but also halted the evil virus from spreading into the Federal Capital Territory, Benue, Kogi and up the southwest.

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Okwa said the entire narration has changed for good since President Buhari assumed office in May 2015. 

He recalled the era of multiple bombings across the region which escalated to other parts of the country, particularly the FCT. 

Okawa said: "But today, the reality of Boko Haram and insurgencies in Nigeria is positively different."

He said the Buhari administration with a professionalised, retrained and reoriented Nigerian military has rapidly changed Nigeria’s negative narratives on combating Boko Haram insurgency and other insurgencies throughout the country.

Insurgency: Middle belt group commends Buhari, military
The Middle Belt Conscience Guard said the president and the military have done a lot to curb insurgency in the northeast. Photo Credit: Presidency
Source: UGC

"Nigerians now appreciate the reigning peace and security in Bauchi state. The state was Boko Haram’s second point of concentration, after Borno and where insurgents registered strong presence or deposited its arsenals," Okwa said.

Okwa said that the rare feats on anti-terrorism combat in Nigeria has come at a great sacrifice to the president, the military troops and their families.

With Borno State still experiencing pockets of attacks, the MBCG, however, urged the state government and other relevant stakeholders to support the president to clear the remnants of terrorists. 

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"Yes, and truly, Mr President has done it and still very prepared to finish the remaining part of the work on the total liberation of Nigeria from insecurities of whatever colouration," he concluded.

Meanwhile, previously reported that a civil society organization has accused some disgruntled politicians of fuelling terrorism in the northeast region of Nigeria.

The organisation urged Nigerians to stand up and be counted as Nigeria passes through a troubled time due to security challenges in the country.

According to the organisation, it is required that Nigerians give President Buhari all the support for the sake of the country's future.

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