The ruling Peoples Democratic Party has praised the gallantry of officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces repelling insurgents in Borno and other troubled states in the north.
A statement issued in Abuja by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh, said that the members of the armed forces have shown exceptional patriotism while risking their lives to protect those of other citizens and intensifying efforts to ensure that the nation is rid of terrorist activities.
PDP said it recognizes the sacrifices being made by the military adding that “what is needed at this point is for all Nigerians to close ranks and support them with words of encouragement, prayers and helpful information where necessary”.
“This is no longer the time to dwell on politics or engage in unnecessary blame-games. We cannot continue to seek political capital while terrorists slaughter and maim our people. To win this battle therefore, all citizens must come together, stand with our government and the military and present a common front against terrorism irrespective of our religious, political and ethnic differences”, the party said.
While commiserating with families of the victims of the attacks, the PDP comforted the displaced and the wounded and prayed God to restore enduring peace in the country.
It further stated that with the support of all citizens, “Nigeria will come out of all its challenges a stronger, more united and more prosperous nation where all will live in peace and harmony”.