By Kingsley Omonobi
ABUJA—The Nigerian Army, yesterday, issued a final warning to Boko Haram terrorists who are yet to surrender, to do so without further delay in order to escape the impending final onslaught.
The Nigerian army High Command gave the warning even as it warned that the 219 Chibok girls still being held by the terrorists must be freed immediately, without any other condition by the terrorists.
Vanguard gathered that the final ultimatum followed the security meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Monday, during which the President was briefed on the strategies to ensure his directive for an end to insurgency in December was achieved.
A statement in this regard by Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations said: “This is to finally warn all Boko Haram terrorists, wherever they are, to desist from all acts of terrorism, surrender themselves and face the law now.
“We wish to inform them that we are aware of all their hideouts, camps and enclaves. They should follow their colleagues who have so far surrendered.
“Failure to surrender will result in serious consequences as our troops have closed up with them.
“We equally appeal to members of the international community and the world at large, to kindly persuade Boko Haram terrorists and their international collaborators to desist from acts of terrorism and renounce their membership of the terrorist organization forthwith.
“They should also immediately and unconditionally release all abducted persons in their custody, including the Chibok schoolgirls.”