6 Boko Haram Members Surrender In Borno
Six Boko Haram members have surrendered to the Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Since the launch of Operation Safe Corridor initiated by the Nigerian government to give terrorists in the northeast an opportunity to drop arms and embrace peace, a couple of them have voiced their desire to change.
Announcing the development in Maiduguri on Monday, the Spokesperson for the command, Bulus James, said some insurgents willingly surrendered to the corps.
James reiterated the command’s commitment to supporting the military to ensure successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign.
“The campaign seeks to promote good understanding with sister security agencies as well as enhance mutual relations with the society,” Mr James said.
“On September 9, the command graduated sets of trainees who were exposed to modern security services.
"The trainees were drawn from a security client of the University of Maiduguri.
“Private security firms are also encouraged to provide useful information to the military and police to end insurgency and stimulate peace building process,” a statement by the spokesman for the NSCDC added.
At least 2 million persons have been displaced in the over 8-year insurgency by members of the Boko Haram, pushing for the establishment of an Islamic State and an end to western education in the region.
The displaced persons are in different Internally Displaced Persons' camps in the northeast and other states, but live has not been easy.
Watch Video of an IDP in a camp in the northeast, sharing her experience.