By Lawrence Audu
The Oduduwa Youth Vanguard, OYV, has counseled President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs for placing the warmth on Boko Haram terrorists such that they aren’t capable of function past a tiny fringe within the Lake Chad area.
President of the OYV, Comrade Emmanuel Kolawole Abe, gave the commendation whereas appraising the success of the conflict in opposition to terrorism and banditry in Nigeria.
He mentioned it is a sign of the sustained strain in opposition to the terrorists that they haven’t been capable of transfer about and trigger havoc across the nation as they want however resort to hiding in border cities between Nigeria and different neighbouring nations to launch shock assaults on smooth targets simply to provide the impression that they exist.
The activist mentioned anybody with truthful data of warfare would verify that such ways as deployed by the Boko Haram now are utilized by the shedding facet in a conflict as a way of propaganda.
Abe, who was one time, Public Relations Officer of the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS), mentioned when President Buhari initially renewed the tenure of the sevice chiefs, he was at a loss what knowledgeable the choice, however defined that it was later he started to see the strategic planning the chiefs had been bringing into the conflict which has tilted the size in opposition to the terrorists.
“The president was clearly seeing what we weren’t seeing and we commend him for performing true to his conviction which is now bearing fruit,” he mentioned.
Abe mentioned the efforts of the sevice chiefs can be higher appreciated if Nigerians know the depth of planning that has gone into the conflict since this administration which has made it potential for the army to be recording collection of successes frequently in opposition to a facet that’s each suicidal and determined.
He mentioned one other indication that the times of Boko Haram are numbered is in the truth that what was then thought of a nationwide safety concern has been decreased to assaults on far eliminated communities.
“Earlier than, even these of us within the Southwest weren’t positive what would occur subsequent as saved listening to how they’ve moved from Borno to Kano to Abuja. However we’re grateful to Mr. President and the service chiefs that we not harbour such fears,” he mentioned.
Abe mentioned “past that, the battle in opposition to the insurgents has moved from a battle between two sides to at least one by which one facet is gasping for breath below the yoke of the ache inflicted by the opposite and the opposite is just not enjoyable its grip.
He mentioned, “When individuals hear of assaults on communities,they get emotional and begin calling for the elimination of sevice chiefs with out acknowledging the change and successes they’ve dropped at bear on the conflict.”
The forme NANS spokesman mentioned if not for the present set of service chiefs, Abuja and lots of elements of the north would have continued to undergo assaults and recalled that through the previous administration, the concern was extra about learn how to cease them from crossing the River Niger.
He defined that it’s the coming of the present administration that the concern fizzled out because the army was capable of kill an enormous variety of the terrorists whereas people who survived went into hiding in Chad till that they had issues there and had been flushed out by the Chadian authorities.
“Since then, the Boko Haram terrorists have remained subdued and life is occurring as typical within the Southwest apart from crime that are being dealt with by the police.
Kolawole thanked Lt. Gen TY Buratai for relocating to the Northeast on the time he did saying that motion has saved Nigeria from what would have been a number of bloody assaults by the insurgents.
“It was when the military chief moved to the Northeast that Nigerians bought the peace of mind they had been in search of.
“It was at the moment that the narrative modified to victory after victory culminating within the killing of 1429 terrorists in three months and the seize of over 100 of their collaborators,” he said.
President of the OYV described these within the Southwest who’re criticizing the army as ignorant saying they don’t admire what the establishment has accomplished to Oduduwa little kids.
He mentioned, “Most individuals sit of their consolation zones and ask why Boko Haram is ready to launch an assault at a specific location once they achieve this in most likely a spate of three months however no one is asking why the frequency of the assault has decreased from the day by day incidence in numerous areas that it was to the every so often assault and run that it’s now.
“Once more individuals fail to ask why it’s has turn out to be inconceivable for Boko Haram to assault main cities and cities as they had been doing earlier than however must resort to attacking tiny settlements in distant areas to indicate that they nonetheless exist.”
He mentioned Nigeria ought to contemplate itself fortunate for having the present set of individuals on the helm of affairs of the armed forces in any other case the devastation would have been a lot if the Boko Haram have been allowed to proceed with their bloody campaigns on the opposite facet of the River Niger.
Abe mentioned it is a sign of defeat that the Boko Haram might solely strike when the Chief of Military employees was reported to have left the Northeast to transient President Buhari on the progress made on the battle discipline as they did lately, saying it’s regular in any conflict state of affairs for the loser to aim daring assaults simply to provide the impression that they’re round.
He mentioned that nevertheless doesn’t imply the terrorists areas robust as they might need individuals to consider however solely be exhibiting a trait frequent with terrorists who’re shedding on all fronts however desperately looking for relevance.
He mentioned, “The Yoruba nation at a time was taking concerning the institution of the Amotekun due to the extent of insecurity within the Southwest, however when the army moved in opposition to all criminals in numerous operations, the feeling about working a regional safety outfit died down.”
The activist additionally counseled the operations of the army within the Northwest, Northcentral and different elements of the nation saying the individuals now reside in peace.