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Nigerian Military Begs Boko Haram to Lay Down Arms

The Nigerian Army has called on the remaining members of the Boko Haram Terrorists to lay down their arms and embrace peace.

Speaking to journalists on Sunday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo, said the recent offensive against the insurgents rattled them and left them scattered.

He further called on them to surrender, be rehabilitated and taught skills that will enable them meaningfully contribute to the society.

He maintained that the decision to host journalists was to appreciate their efforts in covering the fight against insurgency.

“We are not here for bloodletting, nobody is happy that people are dying. Some of them (insurgents) are listening to the media so it is good for us to appeal to them through the media to shun violence, turn up to seek forgiveness and reconciliation,” Eyitayo said.

“For the past three months since I assumed duty in Maiduguri in this capacity, there has never been any bad report. This is to appreciate the media for positive reportage,” he said.

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