Abuja - The upbeat uniformed forces pledged to intensify
the onslaught against the Boko Haram sect amid some members of the outlawed
It was reported this past weekend the new strategies
being employed by the military had started yielding positive results with
scores of terrorists surrendering to troops and many more willing to surrender.
Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Army Spokesperson, said the
Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Nigerian Airforce and other security
agencies would continue to devise and implement effective strategies to bring
Boko Haram terrorism to a speedy end.
“It will also continue to receive surrendering suspects
and assures innocent ones among them that surrender is the only option open to
them,” Usman said.
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The spokesperson said the Nigerian Army wished to also
appreciate the support and information it received from well meaning citizens.
“More of these are required to help towards quicker
obliteration of the Boko Haram scourge in our nation.”
New strategies recently employed include sustained
offensive operations, pre-emptive air strikes by the Nigerian Airforce and
routes blocking by ground troops all geared towards constricting and snuffing
out the Boko Haram terrorists.
“Many of the terrorists that willingly surrendered
painted images of mass panic and hysteria among their erstwhile colleagues who
are feeling the noose tightening on their necks with the relentless efforts of
troops and renewed vigour in operations inspired by the personal leadership of
the Chief of Army Staff,” said Usman.
- CAJ News