Over 79,000 Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender, 3 more Chibok Girls Rescued – Army


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The Nigerian Army has said more than 79,000 insurgents both do  fighters and non fighters have surrendered as at the last count.

The Theater Commander, North East “Operation Hadin Kai”, Maj-Gen Christopher Musa announced this in Maiduguri while briefing newsmen on recent successes of the command.

Musa said that the sustained offensive attacks on the insurgents under the kinetic and non kenetic approaches forced insurgents to surrender.

The commander explained that additional camps were established in Maiduguri to host the repentants that were being sorted out to identify the fighters and not combatants.

He commended the support from the civilian community, which he described as “unsung heroes” and urged them to sustain the tempo for a speedy end to the conflict.

“We are really happy with the way the members of the public were cooperating with us; they see the sincerity in what we are doing.

“We are committed to the human rights charter and the rules of engagement in our operations,” Musa said.

The General Officer Commanding ( GOC), 7 Division,  Maiduguri,  Maj.- Gen. Waidi Shuaibu, who also spoke on the recent development, said that within the period under review, three more Chibok girls were rescued.

He listed the names of the rescued girls as Falmata Lawan, Asabe Ali and Jinkal Yama, who are on serial number 3, 12 and 20, respectively on the list of abducted Chibok girls.

According to Shuaibu, the girls were rescued separately in Bama axis on Aug. 30, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 respectively. 

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