The Nigerian army has called on Boko Haram terrorists to surrender, seek forgiveness and reconciliation.
AA Eyitayo, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian army, made the call on Sunday at an event organised for journalists by the army in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
Eyitayo said the terrorists are in a state of confusion, due to the recent military onslaught against them.
He asked the insurgents to repent and take advantage of the opportunity to be rehabilitated and reintegrated into society.
The Brigadier-General, who is also the commander sector 1, operation Hadin Kai, tasked the media to enlighten the insurgents on the need to “shun violence”.
“We are not here for bloodletting, nobody is happy that people are dying,” Eyitayo said.
“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.”