By Victor Ahiuma-Young
KURU (JOS)—The Alumni Association of the National Institute, AANI, for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State, has said that after the formal announcement of military defeat of Boko Haram, it was time for the Federal Government to address the ideological and other issues that gave rise to the Islamic group.
Commending President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army for the historic feet in liberating and capturing Sambisa forest from the clutches of the terrorist Boko Haram, it said that Nigerians were proud of the sacrifices and patriotism of the Army high command and the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on the successful capture of the Boko Haram enclave in Sambisa forest.
In a statement by Major General Lawrence Onoja (retd), and Issa Aremu, President and Secretary General, AANI called on Nigerians to rally round the Federal Government with same unity of purpose to combat corruption and revive national economy for prosperity of all Nigerians.
They said: “AANI notes with delight that the determination, courage and resilience of troops of Operation Lafiya Dole which finally led to the crushing of the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents at “camp zero,” deep within the heart of Sambisa forest was an anti-climax in the feat recorded by Nigerian army as directed by the commander in chief.
“AANI salutes the great sacrifices of our soldiers in this patriotic endeavour. We call on all Nigerians to compliment the efforts of the military by ensuring the ownership of the war through vigilance to apprehend some renegade desperate suicide bombers on the loose.”