Islamic State of West African Province terrorist group (ISWAP) has commenced a large recruitment drive.
This comes after the demise of Boko Haram chief, Abubakar Shekau and subsequent ‘repentance’ by hundreds of Boko Haram insurgents.
This was revealed on Sunday by Army Public Relations Director, Brig. Gen. Onyeama Nwachukwu, throughout a tour of the headquarters of the Theatre Command, Operation Hadin Kai Maimalari, in Maiduguri, Bornu State.
The Director famous that the army wouldn’t relent in its combat towards terrorism, The PUNCH experiences.
He, nevertheless, urged members of the general public to be observant of their communities.
“I will like to mention that the ISWAP, very recently, having 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.
“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,” Nwachukwu mentioned.
He mentioned the combat towards insurgency had recorded some success.
“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 into the Timbuks,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Commander, Theater Command, Operations Hadin Kai, Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa defined that the army has no energy to prosecute insurgents however to profile and examine earlier than handing them over to the mandatory authorities.