- The Nigerian army says the Boko Haram ideology being promoted by insurgents is dead and no longer tenable
- Army spokesperson, General SK Usman states that the terrorists have been abandoned by their leaders
- Troops of 22 Brigade ambush suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Dikwa local government area of Borno state
The Nigerian Army has called on remnants of Boko Haram terrorists to immediately surrender to avoid dying like dogs.
The army in a statement on Wednesday, August 9, by its spokesperson, Brigadier General SK Usman, stated that the Boko Haram ideology being promoted by the insurgents was dead and no longer tenable.
Usman said: “There is no reason to be suffering or fighting a lost cause. As you are aware, your leaders have abandoned you and could no longer be of any help to you. Therefore you should all surrender to avoid dying like dogs because of the ongoing concerted military clearance operations."
Meanwhile, troops of 22 brigade Dikwa under 7 division of Operation Lafia Dole in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force on Monday, August 7, ambushed suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists between Bulabirin and Mongole villages of Dikwa local government area in Borno state.
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Disclosing the offensive in a statement on Wednesday, August 9, army spokesperson, General SK Usman, said during the encounter, the troops neutralized six terrorists, while several others sustained various bullet wounds.
Usman said the troops also recovered six bicycles, three dane guns and one machete from the terrorists.
The army spokesperson said the Nigerian Army will sustain the clearance operation until unrepentant terrorists are eliminated from the shores of Nigeria.
In the NAIJ.com video below, the Nigerian Air Force gives an update on operations against Boko Haram in 2017.