The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday, said 700 Boko Haram insurgents around the fringes of Sambisa Forest in Borno surrendered to troops.
Buratai disclosed this during a Photo/Arts Exhibition which was part of activities to mark the week-long Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL).
The army chief said “a short while ago, I received the good news that about 700 Boko Haram terrorists within the fringes of Sambisa Forest have surrendered.
He said some others are in the process to surrender, This is a clear indication that the Boko Haram war is clearly being won.
Providing details shortly after the announcement, the Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said 70 of the surrendered terrorists were already being profiled.
He explained that “preliminary investigation showed that among them were key commanders and influential members of the Boko Haram.
In a remark earlier, Buratai said that the army had made “tremendous achievement’’ in the counter insurgency operations in the North-East.
He described the exhibition as true way of capturing the facts on the ground just like motion pictures captured thousands of words.