The Nigerian Army has pleaded with Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists to seek forgiveness and reconciliation in order to restore peace in the country.
This call was made by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo at a feast organized for journalists by the army on Sunday in Maiduguri.
According to him, the recent military onslaught against the insurgents dealt decisive blow on the terrorists leaving their remnants in disarray.
The Commander Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai went on to state that the military was happy over the bloodshed and want them to repent from their nefarious ways.
He also assured them (insurgents) the opportunity to enjoy rehabilitation and acquire skills to enable them to live a useful life in society.
While applauding the media for its contributions in the counter-insurgency campaign, Eyitayo urged it to enlighten Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists to see the light and repent from their wasteful ventures.
“We are not here for bloodletting, nobody is happy that people are dying.
“Some of them (insurgents) are listening to the media so it is good for us to appeal to them through the media to shun violence, turn up to seek forgiveness and reconciliation”
Eyitayo added that the feast with journalists was to show appreciation of the media reportage of military operations in the state.
“For the past three months since I assumed duty in Maiduguri in this capacity, there has never been any bad report.
This is to appreciate the media for positive reportage,” he said.