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North-east group hails military for providing peaceful environment for 2023 polls

Chief of Defence Staff General Leo Irabor

A non-partisan organisation, North-East Rehabilitation Group (NERG), has hailed the Armed Forces of Nigeria, for providing a peaceful environment in the region for the conduct of the forthcoming general elections.

The group said the peace being enjoyed in the region will give the people confidence to come out in their numbers and excercised their franchise in the elections.

NERG while calling on the people to come out and participate fully in choosing those that will run the affairs of the country for the next four years, said it investigation revealed that the insurgents are surrendering in large numbers because they cannot withstand the intensity of coordinated military operations.
The group in a press release on Saturday signed by its oordinator, Danladi Gombe, urged families to rein in on their wards to eschew vices capable of undermining the current peace in the region.

The group further expressed gratitude to the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen LEO Irabor and his troops for keeping to their words to restore peace and stability in the region.

NERG said that about three years ago, the people of the region were not sure of participating in the 2023 general elections.

The statement reads in part: “We are not just happy that economic activities is coming back to our region in full swing, we are glad that we will be able to participate fully in the forthcoming general elections without fear.

“This without doubt is attributable to ongoing military operations, that is successfully de-escalating the forces of darkness that before this time held on to our region.

“We are grateful to the Armed Forces of Nigeria under the leadership of Gen. LEO Irabor for the sacrifices been made to keep our region safe, habitable and creating opportunities for revival of economic activities.”

The group urged the people to ensure they participate fully in the electoral process, saying the military and other security agencies have given assurance to deal within person’s that will pose threat to the elections.



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