Surrender Now To Avoid Death, Army Tells Boko Haram Members
The Nigerian Army is going all out for members of Boko Haram terrorist group, but it is also offering them an opportunity to drop arms and embrace peace.
Counter-terrorism operations are ongoing in the northeast and the military wants the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists to surrender now to avoid humiliating death from its renewed onslaught.
Fighting A Lost Cause
The army, in a statement on Wednesday by its spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman, told Boko Haram members that their leaders have already abandoned them.
“This is to call on the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are hiding, (to surrender) and give up forthwith.
“This is because your ideology of Boko Haram is dead and no longer tenable.
“There is no reason to be suffering or fighting a lost cause.
“As you are aware, your leaders have abandoned you and could no longer be of any help to you,” the military stressed.
This call for surrender is coming days after Service Chiefs returned to the Command Centre in the northeast, in line with a directive of the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Pockets of terror attacks have continued in the area, the latest being the killing of over 30 fishermen early in the week.
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The attacks had been matched with heightened counter-terrorism operation, even as the military is still making efforts to rescue some oil exploration workers and officials of the University of Maiduguri abducted by members of the Boko Haram on July 25.
Over 2 million persons have been displaced in the northeast in the past 8 years. Most of them stay in make shift camps in states in the north and even in Edo State.