Abuja - The military expressed confidence of winning the war against terrorists as more insurgents reportedly surrendered.
According to officials, more than 130 terrorists surrendered along with their equipment to troops around Biu Local Government Area in Borno State.
The Director of Defense Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, confirmed the development in Abuja.
“A group of 88 submitted themselves at Mairiga/Bun–Yadi while another group of 45 terrorists were taken in around Mubi– Michika. They are all being interrogated and processed in conformity with the dictates of standard best practices,” he said.
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He said the Defence Headquarters applauded the gallantry of the Nigerian troops who have remained undaunted and professional in prosecuting this campaign against terror.
“The keen interest exhibited by our neighbours and allies is commendable and we appreciate them. All allies in the war against terrorism are hereby assured of the Nigerian military’s resolve to maintain momentum in the efforts to decimate and defeat terrorists. The invaluable efforts toward achieving sustainable peace and victory against the terrorists are highly appreciated,” he added.
He added that it was nevertheless necessary to alert all citizens that there is still the need for even more vigilance and cooperation with the security forces.
“Everybody is required to remain alert to ensure that we are not taken unawares by terrorist elements who might want to carry-out isolated attacks in any part of our country,” Olukolade advised.
– CAJ News