Following an extensive appraisal of the security situation across the 19 northern states, the Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) says President Muhammadu and the Nigerian military have successfully quelled the threats posed by criminal elements.
According to the coalition, this feat is particularly impressive considering the concerted effort by some interest groups to undermine troops’ progress.
The CNP made this disclosure in its special report on the security situation in Northern Nigeria.
Speaking on Friday at a press conference to unveil the report to the public in Abuja, Alex Samuel, on behalf of the group, said the appraisal was necessary to put things in proper perspective.
Among others, Samuel noted that assessment tours, interviews with critical stakeholders, religious bodies, community leaders, security agencies as well as civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations were deployed to ascertain the true state of things.
At the end of the exercise, the group concluded that there has been tremendous improvement in the security situation in the 19 states thanks to the military and other security agencies.
The report also highlighted that some elements behind the EndSARS protests may be responsible for the violence in the north in a bid to discredit President Buhari-led government.
The coalition, however, warned Nigerians against falsehood capable of undermining the security agencies.
It recommended that troops review their operational strategies in the light of the evolving nature of the security threats and must be wary of agents of destabilisation.
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