Hundreds of women yesterday besieged the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to appreciate the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari towards ending insurgency in the North-east.
The women, who marched under the aegis of the Coalition of Nigerian Women for Peace, carried placards with inscriptions such as ‘Boko Haram is gone forever,’ ‘we thank PMB,’ Abuja without bomb and Boko Haram’ among others were full of praises to the present administration “for restoring peace to the North-east.” Led by their Convener, Jaiyeola Mohammed, the Women said “despite threats by some persons four years ago, the will of God and the votes of Nigerians made President Buhari win the election and he became President at a time that Nigerians can barely step out of their homes for the fear of becoming victims of Boko Haram terror attacks.” Mohammed said: “We recall clearly those dark days when no one feels safe even inside Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The roads leading to major institutions were sealed off to effectively convert most of the major roads into cul-de-sacs and two way roads where there were originally dual carriages.
“This is why we are glad when the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen.
Tukur Buratai, declared that the Army is tightening the noose around the pockets of Boko Haram remnants that continue to attempt showing off about being viable.
General Buratai’s explanation as to how the few attacks by these pockets do not signal resurgence is reassuring.” Continuing, she said: “We commend the Service Chiefs for making a departure from the era when protector hide behind concrete barricades while terrorists decimate citizens.
We have seen how these military chiefs let their troops right in the trenches and are able to share their experiences.
This must be why they are able to fully implement every single one of Mr.
This includes the dedication with which they translated President Buhari’s anti-corruption stance to reflect in the military where this has resulted in improved welfare of troops.
“The distraction of killer herdsmen that was variously used as a political tool and cover for some Boko Haram fighters to operate has been dealt with.
The military has also successfully nipped in the bud the attempts by the detractors of the country to deploy separatists and extremist groups to derail their focus on defeating Boko Haram.
“Our rally today is, therefore, to say a big thank you to Mr.
President and his Service Chiefs in the firm belief that this will spur them to do even more for the country