Nigeria Chief Of Defense Staff Has Reacted About Repentant Boko Haram Members

Nigeria Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor has finally reacted to the issue of repentant Boko Haram. According to a report from our reliable source, General Irabor revealed that the military has taken necessary measures to ensure that the repentant Boko Haram terrorist did not go back to crime.

General Irabor stated this in Yola the Adamwa state capital yesterday during his meeting with Retired Senior Military Officers in the geo-political zones of the country concerning the security challenges facing the country particularly in the North-East sub-region.

While speaking in the meeting, General Irabor assured that the military is doing its best to crack down on the insurgents, bandits and other criminality in the country. He quoted that the recent surrendering of some Boko Haram members is a sign that the indefatigable efforts of the military against insurgency have started yielding positive results.

He therefore assured Nigerians that in no distance time, Nigeria will be free from its security challenges, and would be the best and safest place to be on earth. It was learnt that the Chief of Defense Staff has on several times held such meeting with the Retired Senior officers, and the recent meeting in Yola was the fifth zone he has held the meeting.

General Irabor said that the essence of the meetings with retired senior officers is to tap their wealth of experience and advice in the fight against insurgency and other criminality in Nigeria, which he believes has already started yielding positive results.

Recall that Vanguard newspaper had earlier reported that about 1,081 Boko Haram fighters have surrendered to the Nigerian Military. According to the report, the Boko Haram members including their families surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai after sustained military land and air bombardments of their enclaves and hideouts in the North East.

The surrendering of the Boko Haram fighters seems to have really brought hope of victory to the Nigerian Military, against insurgency in Nigeria. Though some Nigerians are still doubting the credibility of the decisions of the repentant Boko Haram members, alleging that the surrendering of some of the Boko Haram members may be a strategy by the Boko Haram to gain more strength.

But the Chief of Defense Staff has stressed on this, saying that the military would do everything possible to make sure that the repentant Boko Haram fighters do not go back to their crime. But after the attack in the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) by Boko Haram terrorist, Nigerians are more scared of their lives with the fear that the fate that befalls Afghanistan might one day befall Nigeria. If terrorist can attack military headquarters, kill two officers and cart away with two generals, then the safety of this country is not guaranteed.

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