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Boko Haram ‘Many terrorists are surrendering,’ Chief of Air Staff says

Abubakar made the disclosure on Friday, April 8, 2016, during a press conference to launch the 52nd anniversary celebration of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

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Abubakar Shekau flanked by his followers.

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has said that Boko Haram members are surrendering to Nigerian troops in large numbers.

Abubakar made the disclosure on Friday, April 8, 2016, during a press conference to launch the 52nd anniversary celebration of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Daily Trust reports.

“Looking at where we are coming from, I think we have done substantially well. In those days in 2014, you had convoy of vehicles moving round villages and killing Nigerians but it is no longer so,” he said.

“So, we came up with the idea of 'safe corridor'. If you want to come out, come out and then we profile you, keep you under watch before taking the next step.

“So many of them are surrendering in large numbers, we have seen that they are surrendering because they know that there is no escape.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau recently appeared in a video in which he supposedly urged his followers to surrender.

However, the sect released another video soon after and denied that it was surrendering.

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