Niger Delta ex-militant leaders, yesterday, said that the remarkable achievements made by the Nigerian armed forces, the Joint Multi-national Task Forces in their present onslaught against Boko Haram in the North-East region, have proved President Goodluck Jonathan’s critics wrong.
The ex-militant leaders added that the President has defeated his opponents who were carrying campaign of his ineffectiveness in tackling insecurity in parts of the North, as Mr. President had adopted a working strategy to end the Boko Haram menace.
Coordinator of the Phase Three Amnesty group in Delta State, Mr. Preye Ekpebide, who spoke with reporters after the group’s meeting in Warri, commended the Federal Government and the Armed Forces for the acquisition of modern warplanes, Helicopters, and personnel carriers that are assisting in winning the war against the insurgents.
Ekpebide, who applauded the gallantry of Nigerian soldiers and the Multi-National Taskforce, noted that that the Nigerian Army which was highly rated in the world was gradually redeeming its image, adding that the deployment of Army Generals to the battle field was a great morale booster to the rank and file.
The ex-militant leader said Nigerians wee happy with the recent onslaught in the North-East against Boko Haram and called on Nigerians to be patient with the military. He also called for prayers for the soldiers in the battle fields and urged everyone to assist security agencies in bringing insurgency to an end in the country.
Expressing joy over the towns the military had re-taken, he said this has further boosted Jonathan’s acceptance by Nigerians because Mr. President has demonstrated that he is a man of his words, enjoining all and sundry to have faith in the current administration.