The Nigerian Military has said that they will accept the leader of Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad also known as Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, should he decide to surrender.
The Army however stated that Shekau’s surrender will only be accepted if he follows the prescribe procedure for surrender during an armed conflict or war.
In a report by Daily Trust, this was disclosed by the cordinator of the Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Major General John Enenche during an interview on Channels TV.
The Major General was quoted to have said that “Shekau’s recently released videos are subjected to forensic analysis. There are rumours that they are ready to surrender. If the insurgents truly want to surrender, there is a procedure to do that. If he (Shekau) surrenders through the procedure, we will accept it.”
The Herald earlier reported that Nigerian troops had killed a total of 105 Boko Haram Terrorists as well as some elements of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters.
This feat was achieved following aggressive follow up/exploitation carried out by troops of 2 sector, Operation Lafiya Dole following a Boko Haram attack on Buni Gari.
Nigerian Troops repelled the attack, initially killing 10 terrorist fighters while the rest fled. Soldiers however pursued the terrorists and inflicted maximum damage, killing a total of 105 and recovering weapons and drugs in the process.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai praised the troops for the gallantry when he visited the theatre of operations.