CALSER backs FG on investigation of Boko Haram sponsors, indicts foreign NGOs
Groups seek U.S., UK, Israel’s assistance in fight against terrorism
The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Liberation (CALSER) has supported Federal Government’s decision to investigate and prosecute Boko Haram sponsors in the North East.
It said this has once again confirmed Federal Government’s commitment to preserving the sanctity of lives and property of all Nigerians.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja yesterday, its convener, Princess Ajibola applauded the Nigerian military for its feat in the war against terrorism in spite of the conspiracy of desperate politicians and their cohorts in foreign countries.
Ajibola said the group had continually engaged in acts that undermine the efforts of the military at supplying food, drugs and other life-enhancing materials to arming Boko Haram terrorists.
CALSER, therefore, backed the Federal Government to investigate and prosecute Nigerians who have formed an alliance with international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), as it would mark the final victory over the terrorist group.
The centre also urged relevant security agencies to begin the process of profiling and identifying individuals and organisations that have elected to be enemies of the country.
“In continuation of our core mandate, we wish to commend the Federal Government for its efforts in sustaining a decisive campaign against Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.
“It is a testament to the commitment to preserving the sanctity of lives and property of all Nigerians by ensuring that the Nigerian military is well equipped and motivated to defeat terrorism in the country.
“This is evident in the gains recorded in the theatre of operations in North East Nigeria, and which was corroborated recently by the Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Zulum where he stated that the military displayed unprecedented gallantry when the officers tackled the Boko Haram terrorists from ground to air in Damboa and seized 19 trucks of arms belonging to the group,” it stated.
Meanwhile, a coalition of civil rights groups yesterday sought the assistance of the United States of America (USA) United Kingdom (UK) and Israel on the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.
They passed a vote of confidence in the Nigerian service chiefs and military high command in the country for the successes recorded so far, saying they made the call after a careful appraisal of the terrorism fight in the country in a decade.
Speaking at a world Press Conference yesterday, its President, Etuk Bassey Williams said the groups supported the service chiefs because they have salvaged the situation from the darkest moment in Nigeria’s history.
Williams, however, agreed that much still needed to be done, which is why the groups have requested the assistance of the U.S., United Kingdom and Israel to assist Nigeria with technology to end insurgency in the country.
“The unanimous position of over 500 representatives of various civil societies at a meeting to appraise the situation surrounding the call for removal of the service chiefs in the ongoing fight against the insurgents, particularly in the North East.
“Over 500 representatives from all states of the federation attended the meeting during which discussions centred on demands for replacement of the service chiefs and restructuring of the military for performance enhancement.
“We observed that the dexterity with which the military is curbing insecurity in the North East and other parts of the country has yielded laudable results. Incidences of bombs detonating at worship centres, markets, motor parks, government buildings and other strategic places have reduced and is no more a recurring event except for very few insignificant cases,” he said.
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