The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has disclosed that about 1,300 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group voluntarily surrendered to the force in January.
This was disclosed at the weekend in Abuj by the Executive Secretary, Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), Engr. Sanusi Abdullahi , during a meeting of Defense Chiefs from the Lake Chad Basin Authority.
Abdullahi also used the opportunity to ask the governments of countries affected by terrorism, to sustain efforts to ensure peace and stability in the region.
The Nigerian Government last year launched Operation Safe Corridor, as part of its deradicalisation programme to encourage members of the Boko Haram terrorists to surrender.