The Nigerian Military on Thursday claimed 68 Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to soldiers in Borno over the last three weeks.
Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Replacement Supervisor Public Relations, Theatre Command, Procedure Lafiya Dole, stated in a declaration launched in Maiduguri.
Nwachukwu stated that the armed force had escalated project with collaborated air and also land offensive versus the insurgents.
“Air and artillery bombardments were backed by lengthy range patrols as well as ambushes targeted at stopping taking off Boko Haram insurgents from running away and also refuting them accessibility to logistics supply,” he said.
Nwachukwu said that the sustained procedures had actually brought the insurgents to the verge of loss thus forcing a number of them to give up.
“In their testimonies, the insurgents exposed that a lot of their territories are untenable which made life excruciating for them.
“The unrelenting offensive required many of them to give up to the troops.
“Those who gave up are currently undergoing rehab and deradicalisation procedure under the Federal Government’s Safe Passage operation.
“Undoubtedly, the continuous operations by troops of Procedure LAFIYA DOLE are yielding results by putting massive pressure on the insurgents.
“Evidently, this resulted in the current plea by one of the factional group leaders requiring global support”.
The command’s spokesperson called on Boko Haram insurgents to renounce their grievous acts and abandonment. Nwachukwu repeated the commitment of the Nigerian Army to assure their safety and security as well as well-being.
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