Jibrin Ndace’s Books on ‘Insurgency Horrors’ Unveiled in Abuja
The Vice President-Elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, and the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), together with other eminent Nigerians have launched a trilogy authored by Mall. Jibrin Baba Ndace.
The books are: “Walking the War Front with Lt. Gen. TY Buratai,” “Duty Call Under Buratai’s Command” and “The Lonely Grave and Other Poems”.
The trilogy’s presentation and launching event took place at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.
Ndace is a veteran defence correspondent.
His newly-published books which highlights the war against Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgency in the North-east of Nigeria, were written specifically to aid in the visualization of the horrors terrorists have visited on citizens and how the Nigerian Army and other security agencies, Civilian JTF confronted them under the leadership of the 20th Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai.
Shettima, represented by Sen. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, congratulated Ndace, the celebrant-author, for joining the league of writers, who have chosen to document the story of Nigeria’s counter-insurgency war, from an witness perspective.
He described Ndace’s trilogy not only as ‘mere biographies, but outstanding intellectual works”.
Magashi, on his part, noted that the media, in particular, has a responsibility as warranted by the principle of developmental journalism not to incite hate and inflame passion, but to inform, educate and mobilize support for the armed forces.
The Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Gen. Leo Irabor, in a goodwill message, explained that the leadership of Gen. Buratai, is joining troops to fight insurgents from the frontline, so as to encourage and lift the morale of the latter.
Speaking on why he embarked on the project which took him five years of hard work, Ndace, the immediate-past Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state, noted that he was encouraged by the need to document that phase of the war against insurgency in which he was a witness.