Catholic Bishops Call for Foreign Aid to Fight Insecurity in Africa | The Guardian Nigeria News
• 1,175 B’Haram terrorists surrender amid tough military talks
The Catholic Bishops, under the auspices of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), have called on the international community to help Africa contain its security challenges.
The call was part of the resolution adopted at the 19th plenary session of the episcopal body in Accra, Ghana, on the theme: “Ownership of SECAM: Security and Migration in Africa”.
In the resolution made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by the Catholic Bishop of Ekiti, Msgr. Felix Ajakaye, the clerics deplored the many unjustified killings in parts of Africa caused by poverty and deprivation economic, in addition to the mismanagement of the economy. and the proliferation of weapons for political purposes.
The meeting stated, “Several regions of our continent are experiencing insecurity due to socio-political instability, violence, poverty, weak health structures, insurgency, terrorism, the exploitation of religion for political ends and the lack of respect for the environment and good governance.
The clerics advised Africans, including church leaders, to ally themselves with the governments of their countries to build peace, warning that viewing the issue of security as the sole responsibility of the government would be even more catastrophic for the population.
In a related development, as many as 1,755 Boko Haram terrorists surrendered to Nigerian troops in the theater of war.
The outgoing Chief of Defense Media Operations, Major-General Bernard Onyeuko, made the revelation during a briefing of journalists on the operational activities of the Armed Forces and other security agencies in the various theaters of operations in the six geopolitical zones of the country.
According to Onyeuko, Operation HADIN KAI troops have continued to dominate their general area of operation, as they carry out operational activities in villages, mountains, towns and cities.
“Troops ambushed Boko Haram terrorists / Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists along the Uzoro-Gadamayo road in Adamawa State during which a terrorist was neutralized, while others fled.
He said: “Troops further explored the area and recovered an AK 49 rifle, an AK47 rifle, four AK49 magazines, 250 5.56mm rounds, a bandolier and a mobile phone.
“In addition, between July 27 and August 2, 2022, the troops conducted combat patrols, ambushes, clearance and raid operations along the Road Pulka-Shave axis, from Gabachari, the village of Doksa and Buni Yadi town in Borno and Yobe States”.
IN ADDITION, the Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Maj. Gen. Abul Khalifa Ibrahim, said that the troops of Operation Lake Sanity, Hadin Kai and Operation Hadin Kai Air Component (OPHK) will defeat terrorism in collaboration.
According to him, the Lake Chad region, comprising Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria, has become calmer with the increase in agricultural and fishing activities.
Ibrahim spoke yesterday during the presentation of medals to Operation Lake Sanity (OPLS) troops in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.