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NIPSS alumni commend military over defeat of Boko Haram

By Saxone Akhaine, Northern Bureau Chief   |   31 December 2016   |   4:08 am
Nigerian soldiers are fighting Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria. PHOTO: AFP

Nigerian soldiers are fighting Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria. PHOTO: AFP

Following the defeat suffered by Boko Haram insurgents and the capture of Sambisa forest by the military, officials of the Alumni Association of the
National Institute, (AANI) for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru have called on the Federal Government to immediately embark on a programme
of de-radicalisation of youths in the North in order to curb all terrorist activities in the region.

Specifically, the officials of NIPSS Alumni Association, in a statement by its President, retired Major General Lawrence Onoja and Secretary, Comrade
Issa Aremu, said, “After the military defeat of terrorism, it’s time the government addressed the ideological and material underpinnings of
Boko Haram menace”.

According to Onoja, “As government is winning the war against terrorism, the Ministry of Interior must urgently intervene in preventing and apprehending the increasing cases of avoidable communal conflicts as the recent Agatu crisis, Southern Kaduna conflicts and Niger Delta militancy had shown”.

The officials of AANI commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army for liberating and capturing Sambisa Forest from Boko Haram.

Onoja also called on all Nigerians to rally around the federal government with same unity of purpose to combat corruption and revive the national economy for prosperity of all.


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