Nigeria in Safe Hands (an NGO) has commended the Nigerian military on the successful raid of the notorious Sambisa Forest, which culminated in the rescue of more than 293 females.
The National Coordinator of the group, Mr Godwin Meliga, made the commendation in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.
Meliga said this latest feat achieved by the Nigerian troops involved in the on-going counter-insurgency operations in the North-East was commendable.
He said the rescue of the females has also reassured Nigerians of their determination to also rescue the popular Chibok girls soon.
“This latest invasion of Sambisa Forest by our soldiers and the rescue of 293 hostages is courageous and commendable.
“Nigeria In Safe Hands Group congratulates the military authorities and the troops at the war front for their determination and doggedness in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.
“We believe that by this achievement, we are reassured that the troops are close to eventually finding the Chibok girls and we call on them not to relent in this onerous task of restoring our nation’s pride and sovereignty”, Meliga said.
He also noted that the apparent neutrality of the military and other security agencies under the office of the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, during the 2015 elections was in line with global best practices. (NAN)