Women group faults call for Irabor’s resignation, hails military for improved security




Chief of Defence Staff General Leo Irabor

A non-partisan advocacy women group Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN) has faulted calls by Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) demanding the resignation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, had made the call in a statement following revelations by the CDS that there are about 137 unmanned borders in the north, which, are infiltrated by terrorists from the Sahel to commit mayhem in Nigeria.

But reacting, the women group said HURIWA should acknowledge that the security situation in the country has improved considering ongoing intensive military operations across the country, leading to mass surrendering of terrorists and other criminals.

MUN in a press statement by the Publicity Secretary, Hafsat Adebayo, said rather, the CDS must be commended for being sincere in making the revelation, saying it shows the Armed Forces of Nigeria is not silent on the matter.

According to MUN, “Even when the issues of border control is not the primary role of the AFN, the CDS who elevated inter-agency synergy since assumption of office did not shy away from coming out to identify a problem that needs to be tackled.

“Would HURIWA have preferred the CDS keep quiet? We must begin to appreciate public officials who show sincerity in tackling challenges.

“MUN while not speaking for the CDS or the Armed Forces of Nigeria will continue to state that tackling insecurity in the country should be a collective effort.

“We use this opportunity to commend the wife of the CDS and DEPOWA President Barr. (Mrs) Vickie Irabor for the foundation stone laying of the Armed Forces Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Centre, an initiative of hers.

“No doubt, the PTSD is a morale booster for troops to go out there and deal with enemies of Nigeria.”

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