Rethink, surrender, Army tells Boko Haram as 68 denounce membership


A release by the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole on Thursday, August 24 has called on Boko Haram terrorists 'to rethink and discard hypocritical ideologies'.

According to the statement, 'Troops in the last few weeks have intensified onslaught against Boko Haram Terrorists through coordinated air and artillery bombardments of BHT enclaves across the Theatre', noting that it 'pushed the terrorist group to the brink of defeat with many of its foot soldiers surrendering to troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE'.

'So far, a total of 68 insurgents have denounced terrorists activities within the last 3 weeks.

'These surrendered terrorists also reported that many of the enclaves have become untenable and life has become unbearable for the Boko Haram Terrorists owing to the blockade emplaced by troops and the sustained bombardments', Col. Onyema Nwachuku, Army Deputy Director of Public Relations who signed the statement said.

It added that 'Those who have surrendered and turned a new leaf are currently undergoing rehabilitation and de-radicalization programmes organized by the Federal Government through Operation SAFE CORRIDOR', and 'therefore urges all Boko Haram insurgents to have a rethink and discard the hypocritical ideologies espoused by their leaders. They can surrender to any military location nearest to them. The Theatre Command assures them of their safety and well-being if they surrender willingly'.