Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
Citizens of my great Nation,
Can we congratulate our military for successes against insurgents?
Can we do that without “but”, “if” or any other negative conditional or adjective?
Today, our defence system has been reinvigorated and our service chiefs have heard our demand for extensive offence as a security measure.
Every patriotic citizen has drummed into the ears of military decision makers the need for a more vibrant step towards security.
Our soldiers and officers deserve our support still.
Yes, hundreds of Nigerians have been murdered by Boko Haram members.
Several of our women and girls have been abducted and remain in captivity all in the name of religious intolerance.
Thousands of our compatriots live as internally displaced persons ~IDPs in abject conditions.
Hitherto, our military leaders made decisions they thought were appropriate at the time.
Whatever informed such a docile military manoeuvre, the decision was poor at best.
I say we the citizens have walked for days and have finally reached water.
Whatever has occurred in the past, our military now have a presence on social media.
That has opened channels for civilians and non-politicians to connect directly with Defence Headquarters and express both encouragement and dissatisfaction.
The voice card on military strategies has been handed to every patriotic Nigerian.
It is no longer a case of the military listening to a few self-centred, deceptive and myopic views.
I, for one, have repeatedly insisted they take the war to Boko Haram.
Six weeks will not necessarily be the time frame for the elimination of insurgency – nor do I expect it will – but recent events show a willingness to change strategies.
For that, Nigerians need to continue to encourage our soldiers.
The one and only,