The North Central Egalitarian Congress (NCEC) has hailed the Chief of Military Employees (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai and the Nigerian Military’s 4 Particular Forces Command for efficiently using Kogi and Nasarawa States of Darul Salam/Boko Haram terrorists.
NCEC gave the commendation in a press assertion signed by its President, Etubi Odiba Enebi, on Tuesday.
In accordance with the group, the dislodgement of the terrorists would carry a drastic finish to cattle rustling, banditry, kidnappings and different types of criminalities within the states.
Darul Salam, an extremist sect terrorizing the North-Central area and different states for over eight years was just lately declared a terrorist group by the Nigerian Military.
Actions of the group with infamous Boko Haram grew to become extra outstanding within the final seven months.
The group has been concerned in killings, kidnapping for ransom, abduction for slavery and cattle rustling alongside the Okene-Lokoja and Abaji-Toto highway.
Consequently, the Nigeria Military 4 Particular Forces Command in a joint operation with Whirl stroke launched into an operation code-named ‘Operation Nut Cracker’ to flush Ugya forest, Panda forest, Uttu forest and contagious hills in Nasarawa State.
The operation has yielded fruits aplenty with over 778 captives just lately freed after troops raided the enclave of the terrorist group.
And the North Central Egalitarian Congress mentioned kudos should go to the COAS for his courageous, visionary and purposeful management in addition to the troops for displaying “acts of resilience and heroism”.
“The North Central Egalitarian Congress is in receipt of the exploits of troops of the Nigerian Military 4 Particular Forces Command within the displacement of the Darul Salam/Boko Haram terrorists from their camps in Kogi and Nasarawa States just lately,” the assertion reads.
“This feat is especially noteworthy given the truth that the group has been accountable for all types of felony actions within the North Central area up to now 5 years and likewise performing as sleeper cells to escalate banditry, cattle rustling and different types of criminality within the area.
“The North Central Egalitarian Congress needs to state that troops from the Nigerian Military 4 Particular Forces Command have certainly displayed acts of resilience and heroism in its clearance operations to rid the North Central area of the actions of the Darul Salam/Boko Haram.
“It’s our thought of opinion that with the dislodgement of the infamous group, cattle rustling, banditry, kidnappings and different types of criminalities can be lowered drastically as a number of items of proof point out that the Darul Salam group has been accountable for these acts of criminalities within the North Central area.
“We’re glad concerning the profitable operation of the Nigerian Military. It, subsequently, affirms our earlier place of the management strides of the Chief of Military Employees, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai which has resulted in an expert and proactive Nigerian Military devoted to preserving the territorial integrity of Nigeria, in addition to responding adequately to different inside safety operations equivalent to this.
“The North Central Egalitarian Congress additionally acknowledges the truth that over 700 members of the family and abductees have been rescued from Darul Salam captivity by the Nigerian Military and at present present process medical examinations in direction of reuniting with their family members as soon as once more after a number of months in captivity.
“The North Central Egalitarian Congress needs to make use of this medium to guarantee the Chief of Military Employees of its continued help in its clearance operations in direction of ridding the North Central area of all traces of the Darul Salam terrorist group.
“We’re glad that the dedication of the Nigerian Military in direction of the preservation of peace within the North Central area is certainly yielding the specified ends in quite a few methods. We consequently name on all different stakeholders within the North Central area to increase their help to the Nigerian Military in direction of ridding North Central Nigeria of acts of terrorism and different felony actions”.
The group, nevertheless, charged the troops to not relent of their efforts till the area is cleared of all remnants of the Darul Salam/Boko Haram terrorists.