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 Reps Commend Military on Anti-Insurgency Successes

admin | June 19, 2024

The House of Representatives has praised the Nigerian Armed Forces for their relentless efforts and significant progress in combating insurgency and terrorism across the nation.

Babajimi Benson, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Defence, made the commendation in Abuja on Wednesday, highlighting the recent remarkable achievements by the troops.

“The successes recorded in various operations across the country underscore the bravery, professionalism, and unwavering commitment of our military personnel to safeguarding the nation,” Benson stated in a press release.

He emphasized that these accomplishments are a testament to the resilience and sacrifices of the men and women in uniform who work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of all Nigerians.

“The recent successes of our armed forces in various operations across the country are highly commendable. These victories not only reflect the strategic prowess of our military leadership but also the dedication and bravery of our soldiers, airmen, and ratings. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their relentless efforts to protect our nation,” he added.

Benson, representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency in Lagos State, noted that the troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force have consistently delivered fatal blows to terrorist groups in the Lake Chad region through a series of daring operations.

“In one such operation conducted on June 15, 2024, several terrorists were neutralized, and 34 women and children were rescued from insurgents,” he noted.

“In the Ihechiowa community of Arochukwu Local Government Area in Abia State, the Nigerian Army, in collaboration with other security agencies, has impressively intensified efforts against the Indigenous People of Biafra and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network. Our troops raided and cleared IPOB/ESN camps in the Umudi Forest and Umuaku areas of Umunneochi Local Government Area, liberating the communities from the clutches of miscreants and terrorists,” Benson continued.

He also highlighted the actions of the Nigerian Navy Ship Soroh, which discovered and deactivated an illegal refining site in the Isonogbene area of Brass Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, on June 15, 2024. The site contained unspecified quantities of stolen crude oil and illegally refined AGO.

“The Nigerian Air Force carried out impressive airstrikes on June 17, 2024, in Katsina State, resulting in the elimination of over 80 terrorists. These strikes, along with previous ones in various parts of the North West and North East, have significantly disrupted terrorist activities and enhanced the safety of several communities for their residents,” Benson added.

He assured the nation’s armed forces of the parliament’s readiness to provide necessary support to ensure their success in safeguarding the lives and property of Nigerians.

“The House of Representatives remains committed to supporting our Armed Forces in every possible way. We understand the importance of providing adequate resources and legislative backing to ensure the effectiveness of our military operations. Rest assured, we will continue to prioritize the welfare, training, and equipment needs of our troops to maintain their operational readiness and efficiency,” he said.

 

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