The Nigerian army has accompanied alleged surrendered Boko Haram members together with their wives from Niger to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. , west africa reporters
The Boko Haram members were alleged to have surrendered to Niger Republic troops before they were taken to Maiduguri.
The alleged surrendered Boko Haram terrorists arrived at Maiduguri airport in a military aircraft with soldiers led by Mr. Bamidele Shafa, a major general, Federal Government Safe Corridor programme coordinator.
“We have just delivered 25 persons, comprising men, women, and children,” Mr. Shafa said.
The army official disclosed that the Boko Haram members allegedly surrendered to the Nigerien government, who contacted the Nigerian government to take them home, hence they flew them back home.
“So we have brought them home safely and handed them to the Borno State government for onward rehabilitation as part of the Operation Safe Corridor de-radicalization programme,” he added.
“We are using this opportunity to encourage those that are still in the bush come out because the president of the Federal Republic has given them an open arm to drop their weapons and embrace peace.”