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“Influential members” of Boko Haram have surrendered – Army

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In the week-long celebration of Nigerian Army Day, Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai mentioned that 700 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered.

According to TheCable, Buratai said he is happy as it is a sign that the war against the terrorist group is being won.

Tukur Butai said:

 I received the good news that about 700 Boko Haram terrorists within the fringes of Sambisa Forest have surrendered.

Some others are in the process to surrender, This is a clear indication that the Boko Haram war is clearly being won.

The situation is being awaited; more details will come from the Theatre Command in Maiduguri later in the day.

I will like to congratulate not only our gallant troops, but indeed the Nigerian Navy and Air Force who are also operating in the North-East.

I congratulate Nigerians as well because I know what we went through during the Boko Haram insurgency and definitely, it will be a great sigh of relief as these terrorists are finally capitulating.

Army spokesperson Sani Usman, said 70 of the surrendered terrorists are already being profiled.

He explained:

Preliminary investigation showed that among them were key commanders and influential members of the Boko Haram.

One of whom matches suspect number 225 on Boko Haram terrorists most wanted list released by the Nigerian Army.

So far, the surrendered terrorists have been making useful statements and it is expected that many more will surrender.

3 Comments

  1. June

    July 4, 2017 at 8:51 am

    ???how convenient .

  2. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    July 4, 2017 at 10:17 am

    General Buratai what are you talking about? Why not wait a little longer before you start popping the champagne? You are behaving like a one big fool who has got no idea of what this insurgency is all about. Are you sure the so called statements was not forced out of them? This is the Nigeria Army we are talking about.. In my own opinion, it’s too early to draw such a. conclusion A word is enough for the wise. I ‘m just saying.

  3. padro

    July 4, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Thank God for hearing our cry… No Boko Haram No fare
    We pray for peace in our country.. So help us God

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