The Nigerian Army has called on persons in Boko Haram insurgents’ captivity to submit themselves to the troops.
The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas, made the call while handing over 82 rescued persons to the Borno State Emergency Management Agency in Maiduguri.
Nicholas explained that the rescued persons including women, children and the aged would undergo medical examinations, rehabilitation and de-radicalization process.
SEMA’s Head of Rescue Operation, Bello Danbatta, commended the military over the rescue of the civilians from Boko Haram captivity.
Danbatta said the agency would assist the rescue persons and reunite them with their families.
Some of the rescued persons expressed joy over their freedom from many years of slavery in the hands of the insurgents.