By CHRIS EKEKE
Nigerian military yesterday said that it has put the leadership of the Boko Haram terrorists in disarray and called on the remnants of the insurgents to surrender.
This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen in Maiduguri by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Sani Kukashekau Usman.
“This is to call on the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever you are hiding, to give up forthwith. This is because your ideology of Boko Haram is dead and no longer tenable.
“There is no reason to be suffering or fighting a lost cause. As you are aware, your leaders have abandoned you and could no longer be of any help to you.
“You should all surrender to avoid dying like dogs because of the ongoing concerted military clearance operations.”
In a related development, the army in a statement said its troops of 22 Brigade Dikwa under 7 Division of Operation LAFIA DOLE in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force on Monday 7th August 2017, ambushed suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists between Bulabirin and Mongole villages of Dikwa local government area in Borno State.
The statement added that during the encounter, the troops neutralized six terrorists, while several others sustained various bullet wounds.
Troops also recovered 6 bicycles, 3 Dane guns and one machete from the terrorists.
” The Nigerian Army will sustain the clearance operation until unrepentant terrorists are eliminated from the shores of Nigeria”, the statement reads.