The Nigerian Army on Wednesday paraded three female suicide bombers arrested in the ongoing war against terrorists in the country, particularly in the North East.
The suspects were paraded at the Nigerian Army press briefing on Operation Lafia Dole by the Theatre Commander, Maj. Gen. Leo Irabor.
The Commander who took time out to explain in details the efforts of the army to finally put to rest the actions of the deadly terrorist group said the army was more than determined to wipe out the ‘insignificant remnant’ of the Boko Haram terrorists.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the Commander also lambasted the Amnesty International for what he called ‘insensitive’ reports of the activities of the Nigerian Army in finally dissipating the Boko Haram terrorists.
Irabor noted that the AI was not been factual and professional with its report.
“No one can love Nigeria more than Nigerians. We are more determined to strike out the remnants of the deadly Boko Haram group irrespective of the incriminating comments/reports by the Amnesty International and other belligerent groups in the country”.
Explaining that the Army had been consistent and professional in its role in the fight against insurgency, Irabor said the peace currently enjoyed in Borno at large attests to this. He said recently the army arrested three female suicide bombers who had been brainwashed to carry out deadly attacks on innocent people.
“So far, you can see that peace is gradually returning everywhere. And I will surprise you this afternoon. Each time we talk about arresting suicide bombers, it sounds like fiery tails to you but I’ll present them to you this afternoon,” Irabor said dramatically.
Irabor however noted that soon the Operation Lafia Dole will round up operations and give way to sister forces to continue securing lives and properties in the state.
In his words: Operation Lafia Dole will soon round up operations and give way for regular forces such as the Police and other sister agencies. That is our prayer and I’m sure it’s your prayer too,” Irabor said.
The Theatre Commander however pleaded for understanding from the people and the media in its reportage. He said the army needs all the support it can get at this time to finally crush the Boko Haram terrorists and return the nation to a peaceful part.
He also urged the media to “shine its eyes at all times” before rushing to report activities of the army.