Friday, October 2, 2015 10:35 am
The Nigerian Army announced today that 80 Boko Haram fighters surrendered to troops of the Army 7 Division in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.
The Army said the repentant terrorists comprised commanders, foot soldiers and the terrorists’ food suppliers.
It said that the terrorists surrendered as a result of the intense heat put on them by joint forces operating in different theaters in the North-East.
“The terrorists among whom were commanders, suppliers and foot soldiers confirmed to have taken part in several terrorists attacks especially on Bama town, Borno, surrendered,’’ the statement said.
The army attributed its success to intense heat and the continuous offensive embarked upon by troops.
“It will be recalled that we have repeatedly stated that surrender is the only option available to the insurgents.
‘’The Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force, in conjunction with other security agencies, are totally committed to the achievement of the 3-month Presidential deadline for the eradication of terrorism in Nigeria.
‘’Other terrorists are encouraged to also surrender or face total annihilation, as the new name of the operation states ‘achievement of total peace is a must’,’’ it said. (NAN)