Abuja - The Army has reiterated its call for
terrorists to surrender or face annihilation.
This follows reports from the uniformed forces some 80
Boko Haram terrorists had surrendered to troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole in
Bama, Borno State.
"Other terrorists are encouraged to also surrender
or face total annihilation," said Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting
Director of Army Public Relations.
"As the new name of the operation states
'achievement of total peace is a must'."
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Usman expressed hope the Army and Nigerian Air
Force, in conjunction with other security agencies, were totally committed to
the achievement of the three- month Presidential deadline for the eradication
of terrorism in Nigeria.
The deadline was set in August.
"It will be recalled that we have repeatedly stated
that surrender is the only option available to insurgents," he said.
The said terrorists were commanders, suppliers and foot
soldiers confirmed to have been involved in several attacks especially on Bama
town, Borno State.
Usman said they surrendered as a result of the
"intense heat" and continuous offensive action embarked on by troops.
- CAJ News