The Nigerian Military on Tuesday in Abuja said that no fewer than 8000 Boko Haram members had voluntarily surrendered to its “Operation Safe Corridor’’ in the North-East.
The Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, disclosed this at a lecture organised by the FCT Correspondents’ Chapel of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).
The lecture with the theme, “Media-Military Relationship in the Fight against Insurgency’’, was part of the activities marking the 2016 Press Week of the chapel. Abubakar said that the surrendered insurgents were in a camp in Gombe waiting to be “deradicalised’’ by the military.
The general also disclosed that more than 10,000 Boko Haram captives had been rescued by the military. He said some of them were reunited with their families, while others were taken to Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP) camps.
August 16, Vanguard
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