A group known as Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development has commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja for putting an end to the activities of gunmen who enforced a sit-at-home in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria, leading to loss of lives and the slowdown of economic activities in the region.
The group, in a press release jointly signed by its conveners, Chief Michael Msuaan and Dr. Adamu Mohammed equally applauded the Army chief for working tirelessly since his assumption of office, to maintain a high tempo and keep the morale of the soldiers high.
The group said, “Today, the activities of gunmen have been suppressed and normal life has returned to the southeast with no more forceful sit-at-home issues. There is a breath of fresh air in the region now.
They equally noted a significant reduction of Boko Haram and bandits activities in the North, along the axis of Kaduna, Zamfara and Niger States respectively and attributed it to the intensive military onslaught on the criminals in the area.
The group affirmed that the states that used to experience a high rate of criminal activities have witnessed reduced violence with just pockets of cowardly attacks on the soft spots which will soon be nipped in the bud by the superior force of the Army under the leadership of Lagbaja.
Additionally, the group noted the significant improvement in oil production and reduction in oil bunkering in the country saying,
The Nigeria Army Troops have continued to tackle activities of pipeline vandals and oil thieves in the Niger Delta apprehending and spoiling numerous illegal refineries in the oil rich region for improved revenue generation for the country.