Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria hits 10 years

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The General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Bulama Biu has renewed call to Boko Haram to surrender their arms.

The 10-year long insurgency has caused displacement of over two million people, leaving thousands dead.

Biu made the call at an event organized in his honour on Saturday at the Command Guest House Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, the Borno capital.

President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved accelerated promotion of Biu and other officers in view of their contributions in the counter-insurgency campaign.

Biu lamented that the insurgency had inflicted colossal damage on lives and property, and urged the insurgents to avail themselves the opportunities of the amnesty programme initiated by the Federal Government under the “Operation Safe Corridor”.

Biu warned that if the insurgents continued with their offensive, the military was ready to crush them.