The Nigerian Army has advised Boko haram terrorist group to accept Federal Government's amnesty offer by laying down their arms.

Army public relations officer, Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu, in a statement on Thursday,  reminded the  terror group that the window of opportunity for its members to embrace the Federal government's amnesty offer is still open.

Chukwu also disclosed that troops had arrested three suspected Boko Haram terrorist at Ngurore.

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai

He explained that one of the suspects, who was wounded as a result of gunshot confessed to have participated in the attacks carried out by the sect.

The Army also commended members of the civilian Joint task force (CJTF) for patriotism, resilience and cooperation with troops in the fight against the insurgents.

While calling on members of the public to emulate the vigilance of the CJTF, and report any suspicious persons or objects to the nearest military location, Chukwu recalled that  President Muhammadu Buhari had on March 23, said the Federal Government is ready to offer amnesty to members of the Boko Haram sect that are willing to drop their arms. 

The President made the offer at a meeting with the schoolgirls who recently regained freedom after they were abducted from their school in Dapchi, Yobe State by Boko Haram terrorists.

“Federal Government is ready to rehabilitate Boko Haram militants who are ready to lay down their arms.

“While further efforts are being made to secure the release of every abducted citizen in Nigeria, Government is ever ready to accept the unconditional laying down of arms by any member of the Boko Haram group, who show strong commitment in that regard.

“We are ready to rehabilitate and integrate such repentant members into our society," the President said.

However,  the amnesty offer triggered different reactions actions Nigerians. While some said it is a good way to end Boko Haram insurgency, others said it's another proof that government claim that Boko Haram has been conquered is mere propaganda.

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