Insecurity: Eight Thousand Boko Haram Insurgents Have Surrendered In North-East – Buhari

Boko Haram fighters

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that eight thousand Boko Haram insurgents have surrendered to the Nigerian military in the North-East.

According to Buhari, it goes to show that the military is winning the fight against the Islamic terrorist group.

Buhari said this while delivering the 61st Independence Day Speech on Friday morning

He said, “In the North East region alone, over eight thousand Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered.

The President added that the armed forces have recruited over 17,000 personal to help combat security challenges.

“To support our surge approach to fighting banditry, the Nigerian Armed Forces have recruited over 17,000 personnel across all ranks. Furthermore, I have also approved for the Nigerian Police Force to recruit 10,000 police officers annually over the next six years,” he said.

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