- A northern youth group on Tuesday, July 14, commended the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai and Nigerian soldiers for their efforts in fighting insecurity
- The youth group said the army has stepped up its game in protecting Nigeria's territory through the newly launched Operation Sahel Sanity
- According to the group, army's effort to end banditry in Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto and Niger states have recorded successes
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The Arewa Youth Security Network (AYSN) has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian army's newly launched Operation Sahel Sanity.
The youth group said the recently established army operation is already recording various successes.
In a statement signed by AYSN secretary-general, JImoh Jibrin, on Tuesday, July 14, the northern group also expressed confidence in the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai for the initiative.
Noting that the operation is currently being used to neutralized scores of bandits within seven days, Jibrin said the army's effort to end banditry in Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto and Niger states have recorded successes.
He said the armed forces have again stepped up its game to this challenge by nipping the ongoing insecurity in these states in the bud.
Chief of army staff with troops fighting terrorism in the northeast. Photo credit: Nigerian army
Also, commending the military for their sacrifices and proactive, the Arewa group called on Nigerians, especially leaders of thought, political leaders and religious institutions and the local communities to join hands with the army to tackle this menace.
"Unfortunately, the conflict between farmers and herders kept getting more complicated due to several factors amongst them, greater human use of land for non-agricultural purposes, consistent shift in human and livestock population," Jibrin said.
On their part, the group, however, urged the troops not to relent in their efforts especially now that they are recording tremendous progress against the bandits.
Noting that most of the issues of insecurity in the country are mainly socio-economic, Jibrin said previous governments and policymakers, had poorly managed some of these challenges.
"We call on the army not to relent in their efforts especially now that they are recording tremendous progress against the bandits," he added.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that soldiers in the frontline of the fight against insurgency have said he is motivated to end the war on terrorism in the northeast.
The soldier said they are motivated to fight terrorism and all forms of violent crimes in the country.
A civil society organisation has urged lawmakers of ninth National Assembly to amend the nation's anti-terror legislation to dish out stiffer penalties, on fake activists and others who aid and abet terrorism in Nigeria.
The Citizens Against Fake Activists (CAFA) said this conclusion was reached after a thorough evaluation of the ongoing war against terrorism in the northeast region of Nigeria and other security breaches across the country.
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