The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has praised the gallantry of officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces repelling insurgents in Borno and other troubled states in the north.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday said the members of the armed forces have shown exceptional patriotism while risking their lives to protect those of other citizens and intensifying efforts to ensure that the nation is rid of terrorist activities.
The party said it recognizes the sacrifices being made by the military adding that "what is needed at this point is for all Nigerians to close ranks and support them with words of encouragement, prayers and helpful information where necessary".
"This is no longer the time to dwell on politics or engage in unnecessary blame-games. We cannot continue to seek political capital while terrorists slaughter and maim our people. To win this battle therefore, all citizens must come together, stand with our government and the military and present a common front against terrorism irrespective of our religious, political and ethnic differences", the party said.
The PDP condoled with the families of the victims of the attacks, comforted the displaced and the wounded and prayed God to restore enduring peace in the country.
The party also restated President Goodluck Jonathan's commitment to security and the unity of the nation adding that with the support of all citizens, "Nigeria will come out of all its challenges a stronger, more united and more prosperous nation where all will live in peace and harmony."