The Nigerian Army has advised the members of the public to refrain from moves to organize solidarity rallies to celebrate the recent successes of the military against the Boko Haram in the North East.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Thursday that while the Army was not against the public’s desire to associate with the successes of the military, it would not want such solidarity rallies.
Usman said that the Army authorities had received information that some people were planning to celebrate the current victories against the insurgents through rallies.
He said that it was necessary for the public to exhibit some caution as such rallies could distract the military.
He said, “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a number of groups and individuals celebrating the routing out and decimation of Boko Haram terrorists on our soil.
“So much as we thank them for that, it is imperative to state that we do not begrudge such persons their desire to identify and associate themselves with this success.
“However, the Nigerian Army wishes to disassociate itself from such celebrations and solidarity rallies.We also would like to advice that they should thread with caution as this could be distractive to us.”
Usman said that the insurgents were discretely moving out of the Sambisa Forest to wreak havoc in other places.
Usman urged the members of the public to be more vigilant and security conscious to ensure that the remnants of the insurgents were dealt with.