The Unity Advocacy Group, UAG, has lauded the acknowledgement of the successes recorded by the Military in the ongoing fight against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari in his recent Eid- el Fitr message to Nigerians.
Mr Ifeanyi Aigbedion, Convener of the group, in a statement on Thursday, said the President’s message had shown presidential approval of the efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, AFN.
He said that President Buhari in his message, declared that the battle waged against the terrorists who were falsely masquerading under the name of Islam was approaching its conclusion.
He quoted Buhari as saying, “the fight has been long and hard. Final victory is within sight. Boko Haram and its offshoots’ final embers are now fading.”
Aigbedion said that President Buhari acknowledged that thousands of Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters had surrendered to troops since the beginning of the year and killing of ISWAP leaders in air strikes.
He also said that territories hitherto occupied by the terrorists were currently seeing the return of those displaced from their homes, with normalcy finally beginning to return to the Northeast.
The UAG convener said that President Buhari had commended the efforts of the military in the fight against terrorism in North West and North Central, as well as other areas with criminal activities across the country.
He urged Nigerians to continue to support the armed forces to be able to bring an end to the prevailing security challenges, adding that security was everyone’s business.
“We urge Nigerians to support the armed forces of Nigeria who have continued to make sacrifices for the good of our country, especially now that we are approaching the 2023 general elections,” he said.