Youths in South West under the aegis of Progressive Yoruba Youth Congress say the just concluded Operation Crocodile Smile in the region has flushed out elements of criminalities.
The group said Security threats such as Cultism and ritual killers were dealt with during the operation.
It noted the dreaded Badoo cult group in Ikorodu have suddenly disappeared after a super match by the military.
Lauding President Muhammadu Buhari, the group said his effort was to prepare an enabling environment for would-be investors in the country.
Addressing journalists in Akure, President of the Progressive Yoruba Youth Congress, Hon. Desmond Abiona said the choices of the President in appointing his security chiefs played critical role in the fight against terrorism and other security threats.
He said, “It is common knowledge that security was the biggest challenge for Nigeria before President Muhammadu Buhari came into office. The worst form of the insecurity that bedevilled the nation was the insurgency being waged by Boko Haram as a terrorist group.
“Its reign of terror was such that people had expected that the whole of Nigeria would have been under sustained attacks from the terrorists by now.
“There were also militant groups and separatists that those wishing to destroy Nigeria have primed to replace Boko Haram. To the glory of God and to the credit of President Buhari, these threats have all been managed and Nigeria’s integrity maintained.
“It must be acknowledged that this remarkable feat was no accident even when it has God’s blessing written all over it. The military chiefs appointed by Mr President brought the needed experience, skills, dedication, and commitment to the job to ensure that the country returned to being secured.
“We have seen results by way of a Boko Haram that is not able to spread its terror further than what it did before President Buhari came to power thanks to the Army that has denied its fighters breathing space.
“We have seen a Boko Haram that has been flushed out of areas once touted as its stronghold. We have also seen several other aspiring terror groups consigned into undertaking exercises in futility as they try to stake claims to being notorious terror groups.
“We commend the President for restoring security to the land through the instrumentality of the Nigerian Army and other military and security services. It is a singular achievement for which we are grateful as Nigerians.”
According to Abiona, the army under Buratai is one that has been rated as the best in recent times and it is something Nigerians are happy to identify with.
He stated further, “We declare that Mr President has demonstrated capacity in handling the security situation in the country as we recognize the leadership he has provided as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
“This in our view was what trickled down to the Nigerian Army which has adjusted itself into the new role as Guardian of democracy.”
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