No fewer than 8000 Boko Haram members have voluntarily surrendered to the “Operation Safe Corridor’’ run by the Nigerian Army in the North-East. This is according to the Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, who disclosed this at a lecture organized by the FCT Correspondents’ Chapel of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Abubakar at the lecture said the surrendered terrorists were being kept at a camp in Gombe where they would be “deradicalised’’ by the military. He added that more than 10,000 Boko Haram captives had been rescued by the military and that some of them were reunited with their families while others were taken to Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP) camps. He disclosed that the military would soon launch “Operation Safe Corridor’’ to address the menace of herdsmen across the country.