- A group has commended the Nigerian Army in its recent feat against Boko Haram terrorists
- The group said the 700 terrorists who surrendered to the Army is an indication that the fight against terrorism is over
- The group also said military's fight against terrorists is impressive
A civil society organization has said that the Nigerian Army has won the war against Boko Haram terrorists operating in the North-East.
The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) said the recent surrendering of top Boko Haram commanders to the Army in Borno state is highly commendable.
The centre said the surrender speaks nothing but a clear indication that the terrorists have been defeated.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, July 4, Joyce Adamu, the executive director of the centre said the success reordered by the military in the fight against insurgency is impressive.
Adamu said while the organization always had confidence in the miltary, it is certain terrorism will become a thing of the past in a short while.
She said: “We echoed loudly after soldiers dismantled Sambisa forest in December 2016 that terrorism in Nigeria has ended. But many of our compatriots doubted us, especially as terrorist bombs still intermittently detonated in parts of Maiduguri, Borno state.
“But we were precise that the counter-insurgency war has reached a stage where the sounds of guns or marching boots of soldiers would soon pave way to less combativeness in ending the terror war.
"That terrorists could no longer withstand the sheer force of the army, pleaded for armistice and en masse surrendered to troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, Operation LAFIYA DOLE on the fringes of the Sambisa forest is a worthy accomplishment.
"Coming out in that amazing number to renounce terrorism is Nigeria’s ultimate and strategic victory in the anti-terrorism and counter-insurgency war," Adamu said.
It is indication of our military's superiority over the insurgents and it is express illustration of the penchant of the Nigerian Army under General Buratai in keeping with its promise to uphold and respect the human rights of all actors in the counter-insurgency war.
“Again without any doubt, those of us who have keenly and painstakingly followed the counter-insurgency war in the Northeast can certify that the Nigerian Army had never at any point in time relaxed in the war against insurgency in Nigeria," she said.
NAIJ.com had reported that the Nigerian Army announced it had won the battle against insurgents in the North-East.
The Army while making the announcement said 700 members of the dreaded Boko Haram group surrendered to troops fighting Sambisa forest.
The chief of army staff tukur Buratai who made the announcement said: “A short while ago, I received the good news that about 700 Boko Haram terrorists within the fringes of Sambisa Forest have surrendered."
“Some others are in the process to surrender, This is a clear indication that the Boko Haram war is clearly being won,” Buratai had said.
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