The Nigerian Army has asked that Boko Haram surrender and seek for forgiveness.

The General Commanding Officer (GOC) 7 Division, Nigerian army, AA Eyitayo, made this request on Sunday at an event organised for Newsmen by the army in Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

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Eyitayo said the insurgents are in a condition of disorder, following the recent military attack against them. He asked the insurgents to surrender and take advantage of the opportunity to be rehabilitated into society.

The brigadier-general, who is also the commander sector 1, operation Hadin Kai, asked the media to enlighten the insurgents about the call for them to “shun violence”.

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“We are not here for bloodletting, nobody is happy that people are dying,” the GOC 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.”

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