Nigerian military said more than 8,000 Boko Haram members voluntarily surrendered to its “Operation Safe Corridor” in the Northeast of the African country.
Director of Defence Information Brigedier General Rabe Abubakar said, during a news conference at the Correspondents’ Chapel in Abuja, that the surrendered insurgents now are transferred to a camp in Gombe waiting to be “de-radicalized” by the military.
He also said over 10,000 Boko Haram captives were also rescued by the military.
The Defence spokesman said some of them were reunited with their families, while others were taken to Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP) camps.
Abubakar said Boko Haram had been decimated by the military and that the Federal Government would rehabilitate victims and rebuild affected areas.
He also hinted that the military would launch “Operation Safe Corridor” to address the menace of remaining militants across the country.
The Defence spokesman promised that the military operation would put an end to the killings by the militants.