Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, yesterday expressed optimism that with the renewed effort and determination by the military, it would soon end the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.
This was as the ACF urged the Nigerian military not to be deterred by the renewed bombings by the insurgents in the North-East.
Boko Haram terrorists had on Sunday carried out multiple suicide bombings, which claimed over 54 lives at Damari and Bulunkutu areas of Borno State.
ACF said in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim, in Kaduna, that the military was already winning the war against the insurgents and should not relent.
According to the forum, with the renewed effort of the military and the civilian JTF, Maiduguri has experienced relative peace.
While condemning the continued use of suicide bombers by Boko Haram to kill innocent people, ACF hailed the Nigerian military for the onslaught against the terrorists in their enclaves.
It noted that what the Nigerian military needed to root out the insurgents was to intensify its intelligence synergy with the communities.
ACF added, “Arewa Consultative Forum was shocked and disturbed by the sad news of the multiple bomb blasts again that occurred on Sunday at Gomari and Bulunkutu areas of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, killing about 50 people with many injured.
“ACF condemns in strong terms the continued use of suicide bombers by Boko Haram terrorists to kill innocent people in the name of a religious war, as no religion condones such cruel and barbaric act.
“ACF wishes to commend the military and other security agencies for the continued onslaught on the terrorists’ enclaves and hideouts, thereby dislodging them from their strongholds.
“ACF urges the military not to be deterred by the cowardly act of the Boko Haram terrorists as their renewed effort and determination will soon end the insurgency.
“ACF also appeals to the military to intensify its synergy of sharing intelligence with the community.”
The ACF also condoled with families of those who lost their lives, the government and people of Borno State for the tragic incident.

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