… Over 3,000 people return to Damasak Borno State
The gallant Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have dismantled the official
Boko Haram terrorists flag at Parisu, Camp Zero deep inside Sambisa forest.
The troops on-going operations inside the Camp Zero, signify the capture of the headquarters of Boko Haram terrorists.
Following the clearance of Boko Haram terrorists stronghold in Sambisa forest and confidence building visit to celebrate the Yuletide period with troops in Operation LAFIYA DOLE by the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army led by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, over 3,000 refugees and internally displaced persons returned to Damasak town, Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State today.
To receive the returnees was a combined team of Local Government Officials, traditional rulers, village elders, and religious leaders. Similarly, the Military, Civilian JTF and Vigilantes screened the returnees.
Meanwhile, the Northern patriots, a political pressure group has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for providing the leadership and enabling environment for the significant achievement by the Nigerian Military in putting and end to the reign of Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa forest.
Reacting to the major feat recorded by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in clearing the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents at ‘Camp Zero’ located deep within the heart of Sambas forest, the group declared that President Buhari has by this development successfully delivered one of his campaign promises of defeating Boko Haram.
“Before now, we were bedevilled with insurgency in the north east. We are happy the situation has been finally contained by our gallant soldiers. There’s however the urgent need to extend similar commitment in ending the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen, banditry,
militancy and kidnappings”, the group observed.
The Northern Patriots in a statement signed by its Director General, Ismail Sani advocated for an improved community policing, as a way of stopping crime before they occur, adding “it is only when the community and the police agree to work together that the people can trust and volunteer information and assistance to help prevent crime, and at the same time arrest criminals, easily”.
While re-echoing the call for a constitutional responsibility for traditional rulers, in view of the significant role they play in maintaining law and order in their domains, the group appealed to Nigerians to eschew violence and love one another irrespective of religious, tribal or political differences.