The institute for the studies of peace and non-violence in Nigeria, says the Armed Forces of Nigeria, has done a great work by restoring peace and security in the North East.
This is contained in a statement signed by Executive Secretary of the institute, Ambassador Mohammed Idris in Abuja.
It commends the military for the sustained war against Boko Haram terrorists in northeast Nigeria in the past three years and the numerous achievements it has recorded within that period particularly throughout the festive season.
The statement further adds that “the gallantry displayed by the military in the ongoing operations in northeast Nigeria and other parts of the country is worthy of commendation.
“The Nigerian military has indeed displayed an unalloyed commitment to protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria as against what some mischief makers want members of the unsuspecting public to believe.”
According to the statement 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 statement further highlights the need for all and sundry to extend support to the Nigeria Military in the battle against terrorism in Nigeria.
“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.”
It appeals to the federal government to provide all necessary support for the troops to enable them to scale up the momentum to ensure the defeat of insurgency in the country.
It would be recalled that Nigeria’s military recaptured Baga from Boko Haram in 2015 after the town was overrun in the worst massacre of the Boko Haram group.