Lagos - The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on government and stakeholders to support strategies newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, has unveiled to counter the Boko Haram insurgency.
The call comes a day after Buratai changed the anti-terror battles from “Operation Zaman Lafiya” (Operation Restore Peace) to “Operation Lafiya Dole” (Operation Restore Peace Compulsorily).
HURIWA appealed to religious, community, civil society and political leaders to lend their support for the strategies to succeed.
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“It is imperative for Nigerians in our numbers to render all necessary supports so these battles can be won,” the organisation stated.
HURIWA called on political leaders to provide bipartisan and patriotic backup to the Nigerian military so they defeated the terrorists, who have killed some 13 000 civilians and displaced millions.
“Their funding backers (must) be fished out, prosecuted efficiently and sanctioned with the harshest punishments available in our counter terrorism laws to serve as effective deterrents,” the human rights organisation said.
The organisation thus welcomed the appointment of Buratai.
- CAJ News