Scores Of Boko Haram Members Surrender To Troops

80 Boko Haram Surrenderers

With the anti-terrorism campaign in the North east intensifying by the day, 80 members of Boko Haram were on Thursday left with no choice but to surrender to troops in Bama, one of the towns in Borno State worst hit by insurgency, the Nigerian Army has said.



    Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the military and other security agencies are determined to restore peace to the troubled region, including the use of force, as the name of the campaign, Operation Lafiya Dole, suggests.

    Among the surrendered insurgents were commanders, suppliers of logistics and other materials and foot soldiers of Boko Haram, Usman added.

    “It will be recalled that we have repeatedly stated that surrender is the only option available to insurgents as the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force in conjunction with other security agencies are totally committed to the achievement of the 3 months Presidential deadline for the eradication of terrorism in Nigeria,” he noted, adding that other insurgents have two options, to surrender or be completely obliterated.

    He also called on citizens to continue volunteering information to assist the military in its operation.




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