By Stanley Onyekwere
A group of northern preachers cutting across all religious and ethnic affiliations under the auspices of Northern Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) have scored the Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government high on the handling of security situations in the country.
The group said the President and the Nigerian Army have demonstrated in clear terms that there would be no compromise or favoritism on the handling of sensitive security situations in the country irrespective of pressure by some highly placed individuals to the contrary.
NIFROP said it has become expedient to correct insinuations in the polity by agents of darkness purportedly that the military have shown biases in the discharge of its duties and responsibilities across the country.
The National Coordinator, Bishop Gabriel Obubah who addressed newsmen on behalf of his colleagues said the truth that Nigerians must know is that without the military, some of these agents would have over ran the country because of their evil ethnic agenda which they hide under the guise of religion.
He particularly praised the Nigerian Army and its personnel for the courageous decisions and sacrifices that it has continued to make in order to defend the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its people.
According to the group, President Buhari remains a good man who means well for the country and his careful handling of security situation has helped in no doubt to secure the country and avoid the unwanton killing of persons across the country.
“This is why we at the Northern Inter-Faith Religious Organisation for Peace are alarmed that the issue of national security is being politicized and even being exploited by those seeking relevance.
“The Northern Inter-Faith Religious Organisation for Peace salutes the President Buhari led administration on its efforts on security, without which the peddlers of discord would have succeeded in their bid to destabilize our dear nation.
“The Exercise Ayem Akapatuma and other operations by the Nigerian Army in the country are testimony to this very high commitment to peace and security in the country.
“We cannot but to laud these selfless men and women doing us proud while keeping the country and its sovereignty from the reach of the enemies.
“We call on Nigerians of all faiths to fervently pray against the evil men in our midst. They should plead God to frustrate the attempts to flood and taint the land with blood as a gimmick ahead of the 2019 general elections.”