In the week-long celebration of Nigerian Army Day, Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai mentioned that 700 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered.
According to TheCable, Buratai said he is happy as it is a sign that the war against the terrorist group is being won.
Tukur Butai said:
I received the good news that about 700 Boko Haram terrorists within the fringes of Sambisa Forest have surrendered.
Some others are in the process to surrender, This is a clear indication that the Boko Haram war is clearly being won.
The situation is being awaited; more details will come from the Theatre Command in Maiduguri later in the day.
I will like to congratulate not only our gallant troops, but indeed the Nigerian Navy and Air Force who are also operating in the North-East.
I congratulate Nigerians as well because I know what we went through during the Boko Haram insurgency and definitely, it will be a great sigh of relief as these terrorists are finally capitulating.
Army spokesperson Sani Usman, said 70 of the surrendered terrorists are already being profiled.
SOURCE: – BELLANAIJA