Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said more Boko Haram members should be encouraged to surrender.
The Senate President said this on Monday, August 30, 2021, weeks after the Nigerian Army and Federal Government confirmed that the insurgents are “surrendering in droves”; following recent offensive operations by troops of Operation Hadin Kai in the North-East.
According to him, the development is a right step in the country’s bid to end the decade-long insurgency.
Speaking in Maiduguri, Borno State, during a condolence visit to the Palace of Shehu of Borno, Abubakar El-Kanemi, who lost his elder brother and a former Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, over his mother-in-law’s death; Senator Lawan explained that the partnership between the Federal Government and Borno State will lead to the restoration of peace and stability in the region.
According to a press statement, the Senate President noted that the News that the terrorists are coming out of their trenches to surrender to Nigerian troops is “a welcome development”.
Senator Lawan noted that: “We must ensure that we encourage Boko Haram elements and those they have taken by force to come out to surrender so that this unnecessary insurgency placed on us comes to an end.”