North East residents commend military in fight against terrorism
By Haruna Isa (Damaturu)
Some northeast residents have commended the gallantry of soldiers of the Nigerian Army in fighting Boko Haram.
The residents said the Nigerian military has indeed displayed commitment to protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
According to the group, well-meaning Nigerians to rally should the military to ensure that Boko Haram is completely decimated in no time.
Residents of the northeast have commended troops of the Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram over their efforts to keep the country safe.
A civil society organization, the North East Coalition against Terrorism (NECAT) said the gallantry displayed by the military in the ongoing military operations in northeast Nigeria and other parts of the country is worthy of commendation.
Speaking on behalf of the group, the secretary general of NECAT, Nasir Babagana, said the Nigerian military has indeed displayed commitment to protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria as against what some mischief makers want members of the unsuspecting public to believe.
Babagana said the recent activities of the terrorists to regroup around some parts of northern Borno have been successfully repelled by the Nigerian troops despite concerns being raised in some quarters for further arming of the Army to perform their duties.
“The case of Baga in Kukawa local government area is one of those cases where words merchants have so decided to mislead members of the unsuspecting public to believe that the town is under the control of Boko Haram terrorists,” Babagana said.
He added that since the military recaptured the town from Boko Haram terrorists in 2015, the city has been under the firm control of the military.
“It is highly misleading to state that the town of Baga has fallen again to Boko Haram terrorist by some section of the media. While it is safe to say that there may have been a fierce battle between the military and the Boko Haram terrorists but to say that Boko Haram terrorists succeeded in dislodging the military base in Baga is not a true representation of the state of things in Baga.”
“This is a charge to all well-meaning Nigerians to rally round the military to ensure that Boko Haram is completely decimated in no time.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that international terror organisation, Islamic States West African Province (ISWAP-ISIS) is planning to expel the Boko Haram group from its network over its failure to establish a caliphate-like base in the northeast region of Nigeria, a report has revealed.
A survey carried out by the International Terror Monitoring Group (ITMG), a global monitoring group on the activities of terrorists group across the world said Boko Haram was given a three-year ultimatum to establish a caliphate in Nigeria.
ITMG said ISIS having seen that Boko Haram terrorists group is yet to recapture any territory since the past three years is set to carry out its ultimatum.