President Muhammadu Buhari has again earned another accolades from a critical segment of the Nigerian society, over the administration’s conquest of Boko Haram and other rising insurgencies threatening the stability of peace and unity of the country in recent times.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has equally been hailed for his leadership and sportsmanship.
Coalition of Civil Society Organisations For Transparency and Good Governance (CCSOTGG) gave the commendation recently during a peer review gathering of the which held in Abuja to appraise the administration’s efforts on security.
The group, while commending the Nigerian Army’s decisiveness in dealing with both rising and existing insurgencies, affirmed that Boko Haram is only able to attempt showing its presence in a limited geographical area where it exploits the vulnerability of soft targets, which says a lot about how the Nigerian Army, under the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has been able to degrade the terrorists.
In the statement signed by the convener, Nkechi Odoma, the group condemned all terrorist attacks, describing them as a gross violation of sanctity of human life and an attack on the society and humanity at large.
Attributing the recent wave of peace in the nation to the military’s action, the coalition specifically applauded Buratai’s commitment to the cause, attributing it to the recent Global Terrorism Index which scored Nigeria high.
The report read in part: “The combination of these achievements has revived our hope that Nigeria will step into 2018 as a more secured country with the space available to terrorists continually shrinking until they become a relic of history whose only mention would not be in the daily news bulletins but in the archives, that tell of a gallant era of Nigeria’s Armed Forces.
“We dare say that the Global Terrorism Index 2017, which showed that terrorists are not able to kill as many people as they use to, is a testimony to the victory that Nigeria will ultimately score over the enemies of humanity.
“It is a confirmation that the Nigerian Army under Lieutenant General Buratai has contributed greatly to improvements and the success recorded by the country’s defence architecture in the last two years especially in responding to both internal and external threats.
“This coalition commends President Muhammadu Buhari as the Commander-in-Chief under whom these achievements were recorded.”
The coalition further added that aside from degrading Boko Haram as a grievous threat to Nigeria, the Nigerian Army has done even better in preventing the ascendancy of other terrorist and extremists groups like the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Niger Delta Avengers and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).
It said this is in spite of the strident propaganda that the groups and their sponsors mounted against the Army and the COAS while dismantling those that would have metamorphosed into bigger threats who were decisively dealt with and that the inherited terror groups have been served quit notices.