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Insurgency: Federal Lawmakers Urge Military Not To Dash Public Hope On Victory


By Mustapha Abdul Salaam

The Nigerian Lawmakers have urged the Military not to dash the hope of the general public on the expectation for it to win the war currently being waged against insurgency and related social vices.

Chairman, House Committee on Defence, Hon. Muktar Betara Aliyu made the call Friday during the visit of the committee members to Defence Headquarters, to evaluate its performance with the appropriated funds in the 2015 fiscal year, as well as to identify areas of challenges.

Specifically, Hon Aliyu tasked the Defence not “to relent in its efforts in meeting the expectations of the populace in the fight against terrorism, insurgency, kidnappings, pipelines vandalism and other sundry criminalities in the country”.

While assuring the Committee’s support, he emboldened the Military to enlist its requirements in the 2016 Appropriation Bill for greater performance in the year.

The Federal Lawmaker who reiterated that Boko Haram was not an “exclusive fight of the military but all-encompassing and all embracing” therefore called on the people of the North East, especially the politicians, to support and assist the military to succeed in the on-going war against insurgency.

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin in his remarks during the visit, reassured Nigerians that military would continue to fight to ensure “one Nigeria and one Destiny”.

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