South East Security: Ohaneze Ndigbo extols Nigerian Army as GOC extends hand of cooperation

The Security Assessment Group (SAG) has attributed successes recorded in ongoing operations by the Armed Forces of Nigeria to renewed synergy.

The group said that on assumption of office as the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. LEO Irabor reawakened need for joint operations as key to counter-insurgency, anti-banditry and other security operations across the country.

SAG in a press release on Wednesday, said this key of joint operations has proved successful as terrorists and other criminals are now facing intense heat of the AFN.

SAG said that Gen. Irabor has been proved right in the call for synergy.

The press release signed by Byran Moses, Convener of the SAG, noted that the CDS has continued to stress the imperatives of joint operations among the nation’s armed forces.

The group recalled that the CDS while delivering the graduation lecture for participants of Army War College Nigeria (AWCN) Course 5-2021, titled, “Enhancing Jointness in Operations in the Armed Forces of Nigeria; My Perspective” on Tuesday, stated that no single arm of the military had been able to single-handedly and successfully prosecuted wars and win anywhere in the world, hence the need for operational ‘jointness’ among the services.

According to the CDS “While future military campaigns may be conducted in a manner that differ from today, most security challenges requiring military interventions have been better ameliorated through joint operations.

“With the realisation that no single service could conduct war efficiently and successfully, many nations’ armed forces are today tutored, trained and equipped to operate jointly and in some cases, in combination with armed forces of other states,” he said.

The group therefore commended the leadership and personnel of the AFN, saying Nigerians are behind them as they seek to restore peace and stability in the country.

SAG called on political actors and the general public to offer support for the AFN.

“The SAG hereby commend the leadership of the AFN for the use of synergy in it’s operations. Without doubt it has proved decisive in the war against insurgency as we now see mass surrender of fighters of ISWAP and Boko Haram.

“The general public also has a role, to offer support for our Armed Forces as they continue to make sacrifices for the peace of Nigeria,” the group added.

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