Abuja – The commander of an operation aimed at eliminating
the Boko Haram has urged the terrorists to surrender and utilise an opportunity
to undergo rehabilitation.
Major Gen. Leo Irabor, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya
Dole, made the call following successes recorded against the sect.
In particular is the killing of scores of insurgents and
rescue of over 800 civilians from the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, announced
“Let me therefore, reiterate my earlier admonishment to the
misguided BHT (Boko Haram terror) elements to give up their ignoble adventure,”
said Irabor said.
“They are advised to surrender to the military or other
security agencies without further delay.”
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He reassured the terrorists they would be humanely treated
in line with international best practices and in accordance with the
International Humanitarian Law.
“Failure to do so (surrender) will be unpalatable for them,”
He stated plans had been concluded to give those who
surrender, purpose-driven rehabilitation which will make them lead responsible lives.”
Boko Haram, the Islamic militant sect that has carried out
deadly attacks in northeast Nigeria since 2009, has spurned previous calls to
– CAJ News
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