The Theatre Commander of Operations Hadin Kai (OPHK), Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa, has urged the Boko Haram members who are yet to surrender to do so and not to allow themselves to be deceived by other members.
He expressed this while feature in a programme monitored on Dandal Kura International FM Hausa broadcast.
Christopher said, “Those that surrendered recently are currently undergoing re-orientation under the Nigerian Army and I am calling on those that are yet to surrender, to follow suit”.
He called on Nigerians to forgive the repentant insurgents, saying that we know they have committed so many atrocities.“
According to him, “We are not going to release them into their various communities until they have gone for re-orientation under the Nigerian Army as well as fully screened.“
He explained that, ”So far, released 500 to Borno State Government in July 2021″ pointing out that before their release, they were given vocational training to be self reliant.
Christopher further explained that some of them are innocent but were forcefully conscripted into the terror group.
Commenting on Damboa, Damaturu and Gamboru Ngala, Christopher said, “We have started re-opening the roads and the new arrangement now is that everyday, our troops will escort the travelers using the road in order to ensure they reach their various destinations safely.“
On Maiduguri to Damboa, he said, “We have started re-opening the road which was closed for a very long period of time, people should be patient, we have been witnessing return of peace in Maiduguri.”
He then called on people in the state that the troops have re-captured their communities from the insurgents, wishing to re-locate to their various communities, to seek for permission from the state government, adding that the Nigerian Army will provide security for the protection of their lives.