Military Releases List Of 55 Wanted Terrorists

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Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, has released a fresh list of 55 wanted Boko Haram terrorists, asking the general public to come up with any information that could lead to their arrests.

The list was released alongside a banner bearing photographs and names of the terrorists who have caused massive devastation to the North East region of the country.

Speaking at a brief event held at the headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maimalari Cantonment , Maiduguri, the Defence chief urged the people  to help the authorities in apprehending the criminals for the good and development of the country.

“With this launching of additional list of wanted terrorists, it is hoped that the public will collaborate to identify the wanted Boko Haram wherever they are,” he said.

Olonishakin, however urged some of the terrorists who wish to surrender their arms and embrace peace to do so immediately in order to benefit from the Operation Safe Corridor programme designed to pardon and rehabilitate repentant insurgents.






     

     

    Also speaking at the event, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, recalled the army had published the first and second lists of wanted Boko Haram members, adding that the recent list which, like the other two, contained the name and photograph of Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader, was the third one released to the public.

    He promised that any information as to the whereabouts of the terrorists would be treated with utmost confidentiality.

    Buratai maintained that the insurgency has been largely defeated, urging people to show more faith in the military.

    “It is very clear that Boko Haram has been defeated but to insist otherwise is to encourage the terrorists to evolve, to get them to feel they are around. We know some of the insurgents are still there but their end is near,” he said.

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