I think should be a goodness both to the populace and the government. According to a reliable source from the Nigerian Military camp fighting the Boko Haram Terrorists in the far North, that the Terrorists have continued to surrender to troops in the frontline due to the continuous sustained offensive by ground troops and pre-emptive air strikes by Nigerian Air Force.
Col. Sani Usman, the acting Army Director of Public Relations issued a statement in regards to the continuous surrender of the Terrorists, that on Sunday said more terrorists have also indicated willingness to lay down arms.
According the acting Army Director of Public Relations, “the ground troops had also adopted routes blocking strategy in a bid to `constrict and snuff out’ the Boko Haram terrorists from their various hideouts in the forest.
“Many of the terrorists that willingly surrendered painted images of mass panic and hysteria among their erstwhile colleagues.
“They said their colleagues are feeling the noose tightening on their necks with the relentless efforts of troops and renewed vigour in the operations inspired by the personal leadership of the Chief of Army Staff.
“Terrorists also seem to have an inkling of what happens to surrendered suspects as regards screening and de-radicalisation of innocent ones among them,’’ it said.
According to further reports from the military camp based in Maduguiri the military would continue to receive surrendering suspects and assured innocent ones among them that `surrender is the only option open to them.’