Boko Haram Terrorists Now Exhausted, Want To Stop Fighting – Air Chief
BEVERLY HILLS, April 08, (THEWILL) – The Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar on Friday revealed that there is division among Boko Haram terrorists as available intelligence showed that many of the terrorists are exhausted and want to stop fighting.
Abubakar, who spoke at a media parley in Abuja to unveil activities for the 52nd anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, urged local communities to offer credible intelligence to security operatives, assuring that the air force is committed to swiftly eliminate remnants of the terrorists in the North East
While acknowledging that there are still pockets of terror attacks on soft targets, he insisted that the battle is already being won, noting that members of the sect are already surrendering in large numbers.
His words, “Looking at where we are coming from, I think we have done substantially well. In those days in 2014, you had convoy of vehicles moving round villages and killing Nigerians but it is no longer so.
“I believe that very soon, God's willing, we shall come to the end of this problem. We are at the tail end of this operation.
“Some of them are trapped and they do not know how to come out”, he said, adding that it was this development that made the Defence Headquarters to create a “safe corridor” for repentant Boko Haram fighters.
The Air Chief pointed out that the corridor is for those willing to surrender their arms and be reintegrated into the society, clarifying that the military was not offering amnesty to anyone as only political authorities can take such decision.