A civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has expressed optimism that the increasing solidarity and support for the counter terror war waged by the Nigerian Armed Forces of Nigeria by Nigerians was rapidly yielding positive results.
HURIWA commended the Nigerian Army for rescuing vulnerable Nigerians held hostage by armed terrorists in the theatre of the counter insurgency war in the North East.
The rights group made the remark in a statement endorsed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, on Sunday.
It stated that the “acts of rescuing vulnerable Nigerians held hostage by armed terrorists by the Army was a heroic show of respect for the fundamental human rights of Nigerians by the Nigerian Army, which is worthy of celebration and commendation by all Nigerians because it is popularly stated that if you commend someone for a job well done that person will intensify efforts in doing good deeds for the nation.
“It was gratifying that the Nigerian Armed forces have effectively worked out strategic interfaces with good spirited citizens in the North East of Nigeria leading to several reported victories recorded by the combatants of the Nigerian Armed forces even as the Rights group said the continuous freeing of commoners and innocent Children, Women and the aged hitherto kept as prisoners of war or hostages by the armed terrorists is the primary reason for the increasing situation of enhanced public confidence and trust reposed on the Nigerian Army by the ordinary people of Nigeria residing in the frontline states within the North East of Nigeria.
“We received with overwhelming excitement the information from the official spokesperson of the Counter terror war that the reinvigorated drive to end the insurgency in the North East is paying off with the Nigerian Army troops continuing to sustain the tempo of the ongoing Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency operations in the North East with a view to decimating and destroying the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) criminals across the Operation LAFIYA DOLE Theatre.
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