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Army Laments ISWAP Recruitment

Army Laments ISWAP Recruitment

Photo Source: BBC

The Nigeria Army says the Islamic State of West African Province ( ISWAP) has started recruiting youths.

This was made known by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.Gen Onyeama Nwachukwu on Sunday in Maiduguri.

While noting the importance of making this open to the Media, he said people have to be vigilant.

He said, “I will like to mention that the ISWAP, very recently, haven been depleted by the surrendering of their member, as well as and conflict between them. They have embarked on what I will call a massive recruitment drive and I consider it very important to engage the media to block this recruitment.”

Nwachucku further stated that, “The Boko Haram insurgents have been surrendering. People have questioned the authenticity of the surrendering of these insurgents and why they are surrendering at this time.

“There are also the questions on the reintegration of these insurgents. Another question is what the plight of the victims of the insurgency is.

“That is the essence of this tour. The military is not resting on its oars in the fight to end insurgency and insecurity in the country."

He further expressed satisfaction in the war against insurgency in the North-east.

“At some point, the insurgents almost took over the three state capitals of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe in the North-East. Some three years back, Boko Haram was advancing towards the Federal Capital Territory. Today they have been boxed in to the Timbuks,” added Nwachucku.

The theater commander of the operation Hadin Kai, Maj.Gen. Christopher Musa also expressed that the army have been doing well in tackling the Boko haram insurgents using internationally set standard.

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