Posted by News Express | 1 March 2015 | 3,515 times
Dozens of Nigerians on Saturday marched round the nation’s capital, Abuja, to show solidarity for the Nigerian and Multi National Forces fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East.
The organisers of the march, Support Our Troops Foundation, said they were motivated especially by recent success reports of reclaimed territories by the troops in the heightened counter-terrorism offensive launched against the insurgents.
They are hopeful that such show of solidarity would boost the morale of the troops in the ongoing fight to root out the Boko Haram terrorists from Nigeria.
According to the founder of the group, Funmi Ogbue, the support was not just for the Nigerian troops. He said it was also a show of solidarity for the multinational troops battling the insurgents from their borders.
The group ended the march at the Army Headquarters, where Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, showed appreciation for the solidarity march, describing it as a morale booster.
Maj.-Gen. Olukolade said that the solidarity walk would spur them for more results, assuring the group that “never again will reclaimed territories fall to the insurgents.”
The troops have recorded remarkable successes in the last one week, reclaiming over ten communities from the insurgents.
The march and other gestures from the government and the citizenry are expected to give more boost to the morale of the troops in their efforts to crush the Boko Haram.
•Excerpted from a Channels TV report. Photo also courtesy of Channels.
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