By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The North-East Elders for Restoration have commended the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa, for the ongoing military clearance operations across the country.
The Elders in a statement on Thursday, signed by the President, Mallam Bello Katagum and Secretary, Alhaji Sani Sanusi said
they knew Musa’s appointment as CDS, was going to improve security, going by his sterling performance as the Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai.
The statement said General Musa’s tenure as the Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai witnessed improved security in the region.
The statement added that, during his tenure, people in the region began to return to their various means of livelihood as a result of intense military operations against terrorists.
“During his tenure as the Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, we also witnessed large number of terrorists and their family members surrending to troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
“We are therefore not surprised that he has begun to replicate these attributes as the Chief of Defence Staff.
“No matter the noise we see from the terrorists and bandits, we are rest assured that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is in good hands. Very soon, Nigerians will begin to rejoice over the enemies who don’t want us to leave in peace.
“During his time as the Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, Gen. Musa was thorough, didn’t side any religion and gave the terrorists a hard time.
“We therefore commend what he is doing now, especially promoting synergy which is giving the AFN positive massive results across the country.
“We urge Nigerians to continue to support the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Their sacrifices for peace and stability must not be in vain. We have total confidence in the present leadership under Gen. C. G. Musa that they will deliver,” the elders added.