Temitope Owotoki, Abuja
A group named the “Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism” (CATE) has praise the Nigerian Army for preventing what it described as ‘Black Monday’ by successfully repelling multiple terror attacks in parts of the country.
The gallant Nigerian troops had overpowered and wipe out some terrorists in Adamawa, Yobe and Benue States on Monday.
Gabriel Onoja, CATE President, in a statement, thanked the Nigerian Army and the entire military for the dedication, commitment and the sense of sacrifice that inspired them to take down the terrorists while putting others in flight with varying degrees of bullet wounds.
“These multiple attacks happening on the same day indicated that they were meant to plunge the nation into a sense of grief and insecurity even as the General Elections are days away,” the group said.
CATE stayed that “the attacks call to mind the series of alarms that have been raised by different stakeholders that there are people that have commissioned and paid terrorists to carry out such attacks so that Nigeria’s democracy can be aborted and an interim government illegally put in place.”
The group said the decision of Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, to launch Operation Python Dance nationwide was the right call for which he should be commended.