By Collins Yakubu-Hammer
A rights group, Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development has commended the Nigeria Air Force in its efforts at restoring peace in troubled parts of the country.
It also lauded the Force recent operation in Subuhu forest in Zamfara where it neutralised several bandits in multiple airstrikes.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Adamu Kabir, the Convener of the group, on Wednesday in Abuja.
Kabir explained that the air strikes killing scores of bandits confirmed the importance of the group’s consistent appeals to citizens to give useful information to security agencies.
He also commended the citizens for offering information about the activities of the bandits to security operatives.
“The war on bandits and other criminals will be effectively won if citizens cooperate with security agencies.
“We received with excitement the air strikes that resulted to the killing of bandits in Zamfara.
“According to news report and further confirmation by the NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the feat was achieved because the personnel acted swiftly on the information offered by the locals.
“We hereby restate our call to all citizens to report suspicious activities to relevant security agencies.
“What the security agencies can achieve depends to a reasonable extent to the support they receive from the general public,” he said.(NAN)