Boko Haram Members Surrender To Military

COAS, Tukur Buratai, a Lt-General, is credited with leading the battle from the front
COAS, Tukur Buratai, a Lt-General, is credited with leading the battle from the front

The military has continued to record significant victories in its bid to bring the Boko Haram insurgency to an end, with news that many terrorists have surrendered to troops.



    Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said in a press release that new strategies deployed by the military, which include relentless offensives and blocking of all known routes used by the terrorists by troops on the ground and pre-emptive air strikes by the Nigeria Air Force, have left the sect’s members with little choice.

    “Many of the terrorists that willingly surrendered painted images of mass panic and hysteria among their erstwhile colleagues, who are feeling the noose tightening on their necks with the relentless efforts of troops and renewed vigour in operations inspired by the personal leadership of the Chief of Army Staff,” Usman said.

    He said the suspects and their erstwhile colleagues might have been informed about the screening and de-radicalisation being done by the military and other security agents, which lead to the release of innocent suspects.

    Usman also reiterated the military’s willingness to bring a quick end to the insurgency. He called on citizens not to relent in providing useful information in this regard.


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