The government of Borno has urged members of the Boko Haram terror organisation to abandon their criminal activities in order to be accommodated and incorporated into society.
Alhaji Babakura Abba-Jato, the state Commissioner for Information, said this at the end of an enlarged security meeting held in Maiduguri on Saturday.
This is coming days after the state government was scolded when its task force personnel, who accompanied the Borno State Geographical Information System, demolished worship centres in Maiduguri including the Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) church building.
As it was Reported On Thursday an altercation during the demolition, causing the security personnel to shoot sporadically into the air.
A church worker, Ezekiel, was said to have been shot in the chest by men of the civilian joint task force to the agency, which is directly under the state governor, Prof Babagana Zulum.
The commissioner said the government was happy with the development and the sustained military onslaught at the shores of Lake Chad and Sambisa Forest.
“The meeting chaired by the Governor is happy with the clearing exercise going on at the shores of the Lake Chad as well as what is going on around the Sambisa general area with some of the insurgents surrendering.
“They (insurgents) are surrendering along with their arms and ammunitions. We will encourage them to surrender and discard their nefarious activities so that they can be accommodated, rehabilitated and integrated into the society,” Abba-Jato said.
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