By Augustine Ehikioya
For providing good leadership qualities needed in the war against terror, the Global Peace Movement International (GPMI), United Kingdom has commended the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Faruk Yahaya and Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force, Usman Alkali Baba.
While it specifically commended Gen. Yahaya for his excellent leadership quality and the professional conduct of officers and men of Nigerian Army, it hailed the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force under IGP Baba.
A statement made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) on Wednesday and issued by the Media officer, Augustine Aminu KSM on behalf of the Group’s President General, Dr Mike Uyi, noted that “the professional conduct of the Nigerian Army under the leadership of Lt. -Gen. Faruk Yahaya is imperative and symbolic for other African countries to emulate.
The group also noted the high level of professional style and approach displayed by officers and men of the Nigerian Army despite challenges of obvious provocation.
“Nigeria, taunted as the giant of Africa, in terms of population, geography, human and mineral resources should lead this aggressive revolution of ending all forms of insecurity for freedom and liberation of it’s citizens.
Uyi said the sterling leadership of Gen. Faruk has “filled the leadership vacuum over the years to prosecute the war against terrorism.”
According to him, the GPMI as a family, is behind the COAS in the quest to wipe out Boko Haram, Banditry among other criminal elements disturbing the peace of the country.
He said “There is no gainsaying the fact that the effective leadership of the military authorities has direct bearing in boasting the morale of the troops as well as their successful endeavour in routing the insurgents.
“We believe that the military under General Faruk is capable of ending the over 10 year-old insurgency and other forms of insecurity and ensure the permanent return of normalcy in the country,” the statement said.
On the IGP, the statement expressed delight over the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force, by the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force, Usman Alkali Baba, describing the measure as a step in the right direction.
“The steps so far taken by the IGP to reorganise the security architecture of the country, we are confident that the present security challenges will soon be a thing of the past,” he said.
The statement disclosed that the Global Peace Movement International is an anti corruption crusader with network of membership in about 25 countries of the world.