President Buhari has said that Boko Haram members now surrender willingly to Nigerian Army troops in the North-East.

The President said this while speaking in Borno state during the 2018 Nigerian Army Day celebration, Channels Television reports.

The President also thanked the Nigerian military for their efforts in keeping the country safe.

He said “It is gratifying to hear on daily basis, the progress of our gallant troops as they carry out clearance operations along the fringes of Lake Chad waters and northern Borno.

“Members of the Boko Haram insurgents now surrender willingly in their numbers to our troops.

“I am happy to inform Nigerians that all other forms of security challenges in other parts of the country are being tackled by our security agencies.

“Our nation is safe again, thanks to the efforts of our security agencies.”

Buhari vows to punish sponsors of violence

Buhari also alleged that some disgruntled Nigerians are sponsoring violence in some parts of the country, and promised that they will be fished out and punished.

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He said “This does not mean there are no challenges.

“There are pockets of violence in several states, some deliberately initiated by disgruntled persons who have lost all arguments and are desperate to cause mayhem as a way of seeking relevance.

“We shall fish them out and punish them according to the provision of the law.”

Also, Vice-PresidentYemi Osinbajo commended the Chief of Army StaffLt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai for motivating the troops as they wage war against Boko Haram.