NORTHERN Delegates Forum,
NDF, a body of representatives
from the region to the 2014 National
Conference, has commended the
Nigerian Armed Forces for their
remarkable feat in decimating
Boko Haram insurgents in the
North-East, even as it linked the
spate of suicide bombing in Borno
State to the routing of terrorists.
Chairman of NDF’s Legal
and Strategy Committee, Alhaji
Bashir Dalhatu, who spoke at
an event, in Abuja, described
the capture and dislodgement
of insurgents from Sambisa
forest as a tremendous success
in the fight against insurgency.
He noted that the seeming
increase in suicide bombing of
soft targets by some regrouped
insurgents was indicative of
frustration and desperation.
“It is obvious that since the
capture of the Sambisa forest by the
Nigerian Armed Forces, elements
of the Boko Haram that escaped
have regrouped and are operating
in pockets launching suicide
bomb attacks on unsuspecting soft
targets in Borno, suicide bombing
experienced on a fairly regular
basis is a sign of the dislodgement
that the members of this sect have
been subjected to,” Dalhatu stated.
He, therefore, urged the security
agencies not to rest on their oars until
Boko Haram was totally flushed out
of the north east and indeed Nigeria.
The group further commended
the determination of government
in giving the gallant armed forces
the much needed supports.
Also, the NDF has called on
governors of north central states to
key into the joint security initiative of
their counterparts in the northwest
in collaboration with federal
security forces in tackling cattle
rustling and rural armed banditry

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