The Nigerian Army yesterday paraded 26 ‘repentant’ Boko Haram members in Maiduguri, Borno State, after they surrendered to the military authorities. The former terrorists surrendered in Damboa Local Government Area last week and after they were taken to Maiduguri for de-radicalization. More than 2300 fighters have surrendered in the last 13 months following intensive military action and seizure of the Sambisa forest, the main enclave of the insurgents. Recent statistics reveal that over 25,000 people have been killed in the insurgency since 2009 and at least 2.4 million Nigerians displaced in the northeast states of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Cameroonian authority not