The Middle Belt Rights Congress (MBRC), which is a pressure group, has commended the Nigerian Army for tackling the incessant killings in the country, especially in the middle belt region.
The General Secretary of the group, Mr Moses Ogaba Ochapa, gave the commendation at a media briefing in Makurdi, Benue State at the weekend.
The group noted that the army has been able to rise above various political distractions to achieve the feet despite unnecessary criticisms.
Ochaba also commended the Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, for his on-the-spot assessment visit to remote communities in Benue state, which has indeed served as a morale booster to the troops.
The MBRC’s scribe told journalists that the successes being recorded by the army were crucial to ensuring that the entire country does not get plunged into the chaos.
According to him, this is the reason why the army must be encouraged to sustain the tempo of capturing the troubles of Nigeria’s peace and bring them to justice.
“The latest breakthrough is the arrest of a militia herdsman, Idi Gemu by troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion deployed in operation MESA while on patrol to Adagu village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue.
“The Army earlier arrested the Coordinator, Benue State Livestock Guards, Aliyu Teshaku, who was revealed to be a Boko Haram operative and was coordinating all the attacks in Benue based on political influence and conspiracy.
“Three other militia herdsmen have also been arrested and weapons recovered.
“These efforts have invariably changed the tempo in all ramifications,” he said.
Commending the COAS, the scribe said Buratai for has been steadfast and not losing focus even amidst the barrage of attacks on the selfless Nigerian Army by people, who do not want the killings in Benue and other states around it to end.
“We, however, urge the Nigerian Army to sustain the tempo of capturing the troublemakers of Nigeria’s peace and bring them to justice.”
By Basheer Martins