NASFAT lauds Nigerian Army for Sambisa forest victory
The Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT) has commended the gallantry of the Nigerian army particularly the exceptional bravery and patriotism of the soldiers who fought to demystify the invincibility of the insurgents in their once dreaded stronghold.
NASFAT President, Engineer Kameel Yomi Bolarinwa, in a statement made available to The Guardian, said: “The fall of Sambisa forest in the hands of our soldiers inevitably sign posts a great landmark in the fight against terrorism in this country.
“By this achievement the Nigerian Army has indisputably demonstrated to the whole world that it has the capacity to wipe terrorism from any part of the country even with little or no external assistance or collaboration.
“Kudos must also be given to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for boosting the morale of the army in terms of provision of the military equipment and adequate welfare which assisted the army to re-engineer its operations and strategies,”
He therefore urged the government to further work with the leadership of the army to ensure that the war is effectively prosecuted till the end.
“We advise that the Army must be adequately funded such that no soldier who is risking his life for peace and unity of our nation is made to suffer any deprivation, hardship or denial of his entitlement. This is certainly the time to boost the morale of our soldiers and other security personnel by improving on their welfare.
“With this success we commend the prowess of the Nigerian Army but we caution against complacency and undue celebration of its victory. Concerted efforts must be made to consolidate on this achievement by maintaining its hold on the territory. It is against this background that we are gladdened by the decision of the leadership of the Nigerian Army to turn the forest to a training ground for the force.
“We equally encourage Nigerians to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement by collaborating with security agents. Remember the slogan; if you see something, say something” he said.
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