The Nigerian military has charged the Boko Haram insurgents that have been carrying out terrorist activities, particularly in the North-East part of the country, to surrender their arms, and become useful citizens of the country, or face more intensive military assaults from the armed forces.
A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Colonel Rabe Abubakar, the acting Director of Defence Information, and obtained by the Street Journal, warned that the armed forces were committed to further stepping up the current coordinated joint assaults on the insurgents.
It said the military was fully committed to intensifying the ongoing coordinated assaults on Boko Haram members in the North-East which recently yielded tremendous results with the surrender of many insurgents.
Abubakar explained that the operation of the security forces in the contested area is designed to dismantle technical preeminence and capabilities of the terrorist groups until the operation of guerrillas is totally impaired and collapsed.
“For optimum success in the counter offensive, 7 Brigade of the Multinational Joint Task Force(MNJTF), in the Lake Chad Basin will ensure a total blockade of terrorists escape route.
“The insurgents are, therefore, urged to stop their mindless act of violence and embrace peace in order to become useful citizens with positive contribution,” it said.
The statement added that further assaults against the dreaded insurgents would would “forestall future infiltration of the terrorist elements into the country and its neighbours.”