Rogers Nicholas, the newly-posted Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, has called on the Boko Haram insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace peace.
Mr. Nicholas, a major general, made the call at his maiden media interactive session on Monday in Maiduguri.
He said that the call was imperative to encourage remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents to surrender in order to end insurgency and guarantee lasting peace in the region.
“We have determined and courageous soldiers to crush the terrorists and bring peace to the North-east. I call on the insurgents in the bush to surrender to the Nigerian Government and embrace peace,” he said.
Mr. Nicholas also tasked the media to work toward awareness creation on de-radicalisation of the sect’s ideology, promote peace building and social cohesion.