The Nigeria Armed Forces have been commended by the Buhari Media Organisation over its security strategies and efforts in ending insecurity in Nigeria.
The group in a statement through its chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, on Monday, claimed that the recent strategies of the force have. reduced insurgency.
Akinsiju further stated that peace and security in the North-East and Nigeria have improved due to the strategies employed by the Armed Forces.
“Bombardment of various operational bases, communication infrastructures, neutralising of top commanders of the insurgents have disoriented the insurgents’ camp.”
“This has resulted in their members deploying arson and attacking soft targets like the last kicks of a dying horse, aimed at projecting fear into the people’s psyche.”
“The officers and men have shown tremendous mastery in this war, sending a signal of strength that Nigeria’s territorial integrity remains intact by OWN troops who forestalled the planned subversion against her sovereignty without procuring the services of Private Military Contractors, otherwise known as foreign mercenaries.”
“For those with an in-depth knowledge of the goings-on in the North-East, the Buhari Administration’s approach in conducting its counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations has deployed a mass attack approach against the insurgents.”
“This has led to enclaves and hideouts being destroyed. Joining forces with our neighbours under the auspices of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has led the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) taking its firepower to the enemies’ camp by embarking on cross border strikes.”
BMO while speaking on the call for the Service Chiefs to be changed said, “President Buhari as the Commander-in-Chief understands the impact rotating military chiefs strategically engaged in the frontline operations could have, and the potential dangers of taking the country and the region back to its pre-2015 moments.”
“The dynamics of asymmetric warfare underscore the need for leadership stability, to avoid tactical and operational mistakes that can be exploited by the insurgents to quickly recover from previous defeats and reorganise themselves, replace lost fighters and continue threatening destruction against Nigeria.”
The BMO is of the opinion that “today’s war on terror is intelligence-driven. With the full cooperation of the community, actionable intelligence is derived and leads to victory against the insurgents.”
The group called on Nigerians to support the Armed Forces in their fight against insecurity.