….urges Nigerians to support IGP, Security Chiefs
By Rosemary Usman
Some respected Nigerian elders, under the auspices of Pro-Nigeria Elders Council, PRONECO have passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, urging the nation to support the Inspector General of Police and Service Chiefs to abate insurrection.
The council of elders made this known in a communique issued at the end of a one-day consultative meeting in Abuja on Thursday on the state of security in the country.
Co-signed by National Convener, Chief Simon Shango, National Chairman, Alhaji Ari Gwasko, National Secretary, Hon. Sam Ode and Chief Mrs. Helen Bendega, Women leader, PRONECO said its findings were made after an intensive review and deliberation on “politically-induced insecurities in parts of Nigeria and heat in the polity”.
The group, having reviewed the resurgence of Boko Haram/ ISWAP terrorists, banditry and other security threats confronting the nation, resolved that President Buhari has soared higher above the evil forces amassed on the peace and stability of the nation.
It reckoned that the president has taken the country forward in all ramifications despite artificial incitements of public resentments.
PRONECO is particularly pleased with the president’s insistence on the Service Chiefs, holding firm and refusing to succumb to pressure.
The council of elders, however, called on Nigerians to show solidity with the nation’s security heads, as only with this can the recent security challenges be subdued.
According to the communiqué, “The meeting also salutes the choice of President Buhari’s appointees manning the security architecture of the country. We resolved that the Security Chiefs have not only refused to shirk in the face of all difficulties, sabotage of their gallant efforts, but have continued to determinedly tackle even renewed atrocities of insurgencies and insurrections with renewed zeal and vigor”
“Therefore, we resolved that all our serving security chiefs have performed exceeding marvelous, individually and collectively in the light of subsisting encumbrances’ and deserves not only to be encouraged, but maintained on their positions to sustain the winning streaks against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist and armed bandits up again to torment the country.”