…plans to ‘de-radicalise’ repentant Boko Haram members
The Nigerian Army has advised civilians in the northeast region of Nigeria to be security conscious and vigilant, as fleeing insurgents could infiltrate their communities.
This announcement was part of the weekly briefing of the Army’s mop up operations in the northeast.
The force also disclosed it has commenced a process of ‘de-radicalising’ repentant Boko Haram members.
Speaking to journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafia Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, also listed other successes made in the past week.
According to the military, the dislodgement of Boko Haram insurgents from their last bastion in Sambisa Forest, had forced the insurgents to flee in different directions.
A retired military officer, also warned authorities to be vigilante as the war against terrorists may not have been completely won.