Northern group: Meetings between President Buhari, service chiefs yielding results

Northern group: Meetings between President Buhari, service chiefs yielding results

- President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for his administration's effort in ridding the country of criminality

- The commendation was given to the president by the Northern Patriots (NP)

- According to the group, meetings between the president and his service chiefs have yielded results

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A northern group has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria's service chiefs for improved security situation in the country.

The group, Northern Patriots (NP) said the many meetings held at the Presidential Villa between President Buhari and the service chiefs have yielded results.

NP in a report unveiled during a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, September 8, said the security situation across 19 states in the country have witnessed a turnaround with troops dominating the northeast.

Speaking at the conference, the national coordinator of the group, Nurudeen Dodo, said while a lot still needs to be done in some states like Kaduna, NP's findings show that the Nigerian army has recorded feats in Niger, Kogi and Benue states.

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He said the heat of the attacks on criminals by troops of the Nigerian army was sustained in a collaborated effort between ground and air operations.

He said while many of the bandits and criminals fell during these attacks, others fled in various directions and are still in hiding.

The report further revealed that the sustained citizen's collaborations between the military and civil police have yielded enormous results and needs to be sustained. 

Meanwhile, previously reported that an activist, Isaac Ikpa, had began a tour of the northeast region of the country.

Ikpa said his tour of the region is an opportunity for him to assess the gains of various operations of the military against insurgents operating in the northeast.

He also said that a comparative analysis of the security situation in the northeast shows that some parts of Borno state are as peaceful as Rome and other great cities.

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Also, the Borno state police command public relations officer, Edet Okon, has warned residents against plans to protest the recent increase in fuel and electricity price.

Okon said the command would not allow any resident of the state to hit the streets of Borno in protest to FG's new price for fuel and other essential commodities.

According to the Kano command police PRO, there is still a ban on public rallies in the state.

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