TNFI com­mends mil­i­tary on counter-in­sur­gency

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

A non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion, Think Nige­ria First Ini­tia­tive (TNFI) has com­mended the mil­i­tary on its coun­terin­sur­gency op­er­a­tions. In a state­ment is­sued in Abuja at the week­end, TNFI said it was en­cour­aged by the suc­cesses be­ing recorded by the mil­i­tary in its fight against the ter­ror­ist group Boko Haram.

The state­ment, which was signed by the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of TNFI, Abubakar Tsanni, es­pe­cially com­mended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Bu­ratai, for boost­ing the morale of sol­diers by be­ing per­son­ally present in the theatre of op­er­a­tions. TNFI noted that since the move­ment of the Army Head­quar­ters to Maiduguri, Boko Haram had been at the re­ceiv­ing end of the war against in­sur­gency.

In the same vein, TNFI in its state­ment also com­mended the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, for lead­ing the Air Force to sub­stan­tially de­grade the ca­pa­bil­ity of Boko Haram to move about freely in Toy­ota Hilux pick­ups ter­ror­iz­ing vil­lages and killing in­no­cent Nige­ri­ans.

The Di­rec­tor Gen­eral TNFI, Abubakar Tsanni, fur­ther stated that the NGO is a non-po­lit­i­cal, non-reli­gious, and non-re­gional move­ment ded­i­cated to prop­a­gat­ing the idea of putting Nige­ria first and al­ways in all things. He called on all Nige­ri­ans to give max­i­mum sup­port to the mil­i­tary in its fight to rid the coun­try of the menace of Boko Haram.

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