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Nigerian army urges Boko Haram captives to submit to troops

The army has described the current phase of their operation against Boko Haram as the final one.

FILE: A Nigerian soldier stands guard near the Yobe river on the outskirts of the town of Damasak in North East Nigeria in April 2017 as thousands of Nigerians who were freed from Boko Haram insurgents, return to their homes. Picture: AFP

NIGERIA - The Nigerian army has called on persons in Boko Haram insurgents’ captivity to submit themselves to the troops.

Major-General Rogers Nicholas, the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, made the submission while handing over 82 rescued persons to the Borno State Emergency Management Agency in Maiduguri.

The army has described the current phase of their operation against Boko Haram as the final one.

The theatre commander in charge of the army fighting Boko Haram is even more categorical in saying that the Nigerian army has completely defeated the Boko Haram insurgents.

“We were able to dislodge and kill Boko Haram members within their camp.”

General Nicholas said that in the last few days, hundreds of insurgents had surrendered, several others fled, and over 100 civilians were rescued.