On Wednesday in Abuja, the Northern Elders’ Council reassures security agencies in the country of their support towards the fight against insurgency in Nigeria.
The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was made known by the group’s secretary general, John Mankilik who spoke to pressmen after the council’s joint meeting with the Board of Trustees and National Working Committee of the Council in Abuja. Mankilik said the council is working towards ending the insecurity in the Northern part of Nigeria in the near future.
“The Northern Elders Council has expressed satisfaction with and reaffirmed its support for the gallant and heroic members of the armed forces and other security agencies in the conduct of the war against insurgency in the North East.
“It pledged its full support towards ensuring that the insecurity in the North East will be a thing of the past in no distant future,” he said.
The chairman of the Board of Trustees, Gambo Jimeta on his part said the organisation’s objectives were to maintain peace, unity and tranquility in Nigeria.
“The Elders Council out of which the Trustees are formed is purely informed of the need at this time more than ever before for everybody to identify himself with an honourable course of search for peace and stability in our dear land”.
“If we see what is happening in other parts of the world today, it requires all hands on deck in Nigeria to ensure that we leave no room for unnecessary dissent in quarrels and squabbles and that we cooperate with the leadership of the country to ensure that an equilibrium of peace and tranquillity pervades in our motherland.
“Ours is a noble objective of supporting the status quo to achieve the maximum possible for the establishment of peace and tranquillity in our motherland,” he said.