- The Coalition of Northern Patriots in its New Year message has commended the Nigerian army operations against criminals in northwest
- CNP said the army's success in its operation Sahel Sanity can be attributed to Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai's leadership
- The group said it is confident that other regions of Nigeria would witness the same development
The Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) on Friday, January 1, hailed the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai for the success of the Nigerian army's Operation Sahel Sanity.
The group in a New Year message signed by its president, Nurudeen Dodo, and seen by Legit.ng said Buratai and his troops' commitment to restoring peace have reduced crime in the northwest.
Dodo said the operation since its launch has yielded positive results and helped in bringing about the much-needed peace in the region.
He said through the operation, the army troops have engaged criminal elements in the northwest in ways too numerous to mention.
"That operation Sahel sanity has recorded tremendous success in northwest Nigeria indicates the laudable efforts of the Nigerian army in internal security operations in Nigeria."
"This much has been the hallmark of the Nigerian army's involvement in internal security operations in Nigeria."
Dodo said the group is confident that the other regions of the country will soon experience the same peace considering the feat recorded by the army.
"The Coalition of Northern Patriots states in unequivocal terms that Operation Sahel Sanity is a huge success. It has contributed immensely in reducing the activities of armed bandits in the region."
He also called on all well-meaning Nigerians to extend support to the Nigerian army's operations in its bid to make Nigeria safe and secure for all.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a religious organisation had urged Nigerians to join in praying for the country, the military and President Muhammadu Buhari.
The organisation said it is important for Nigerians to intensify prayers for the military leadership and troops especially to address all forms of insecurity across states of the nation.
According to the organisation, the prayers when made by Nigerians could help the military and other security agencies to defeat all criminal elements and their sponsors in the country.
In other news, President Buhari had urged the nation's service chiefs to double their efforts in ending insurgency and crimninalities in Nigeria.
The president said the effort of Nigeria’s security chiefs against insurgency is not enough.
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