By Sumaila Ogbaje
Awareness Initiative (AI), a civil society group, has commended the current leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for promoting synergy towards restoring peace and stability in the country.
The group said the enhanced synergy was in line with President Bola Tinubu’s directive to the military and other security agencies to work in synergy towards ending the nation’s security challenges.
This is contained in a statement by the Convener of the Group, Adeshida Bankole, on Sunday in Abuja.
The group also expressed optimism that the jointness in dealing with the security threats will remain a constant feature in the AFN.
They said the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor,, on assumption of office in 2021, emphasised the importance of collaboration between the military and other security agencies in defeating security threats.
The group said the services had worked harmoniously in tackling the security challenges across the country since 2021.
“Without doubt, the successes recorded across the various theatres of operation can be linked with the enhanced synergy under the present leadership of Gen. Irabor.
“The leadership has drawn a template for cooperation in dealing with the challenges; this falls in line with the current demands of President Tinubu.
“We are very sure this template will be maintained and serve as modus operandi for future operations.
“We also note the successes been recorded by the armed forces in the fight against crude oil theft in the Niger-Delta, this indeed is another area that the president was particular about.”
The group said the military had done well in combating the menace of economic saboteurs in the Niger Delta.
They urged the military to continue to maintain the template on synergy and anti-crude oil operations.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that Tinubu had during his first meeting with the service chiefs directed them to work together to strengthen the fight against insecurity.
The president also mandated the security agencies to develop a blueprint to deal with the issue of crude oil theft. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Maharazu Ahmed