By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Some female indigenes of the North-East on Tuesday commended ongoing military operations in the region, describing it as hope for the people there.
The group under the aegis, North-East Women Solidarity Forum (NEWSF), said it is encouraged by the complete synergy of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in tackling the insurgency in the region.
In a press release signed by Aisha Gombe and Hajatu Maina, President and Secretary respectively, they said the various military outfits in the region have performed creditably.
The group lauded the Nigerian Airforce and Army for the recent successful outing that led to elimination of scores of Boko Haram-ISWAP terrorists in Gubio, Borno State.
They said the success is a manifestation of the able leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria under Gen. LEO Irabor who continue to emphasize professionalism and synergy.
According to the press release “We welcome what the Armed Forces of Nigeria is doing in the Northeast. It gives us hope that very soon, our people in IDP camps will return to their homes.
“We also laud Operation Hadin Kai for working to restore lasting peace to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, and other troubled parts of the Northeast.
“We commend them for providing security for Borno farmers to return to their farms, business and schools that were shut.
“We are also happy that Maiduguri is getting more vibrant and more activities are coming-in.
“Much more, we commend the synergy of the AFN that crushed fleeing ISWAP-Boko Haram fighters in Gubio, Borno State.
“NEWSF appeal to our youths not to make themselves available to criminals and unpatriotic politicians who are out to deepen the crisis in the region.
“The North-East has suffered enough, this is time for us to give more support to the Armed Forces of Nigeria to speedy restoration of peace and stability and economic recovery for our beleaguered people,” the group added.