The Nigerian Army has said that members of the Boko Haram sect have resorted to cheap propaganda in order to seek relevance after suffering serious defeat in the hands of the troops.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Army Public Relations Officer a statement on Friday noted that in recent times, a good number of these terrorists have surrendered to troops in different locations across the theatre, a trend he said is an indication that they are losing the capacity to remain in the fight.
He said, “The Terrorists have resorted to video propaganda in order to seek relevance after the Nigerian troops sustained and well coordinated military bombardments from both Land and Air Components of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK).
“This sustained operation has exerted so much pressure on the terrorists and their sympathizers, whose only available weapon now, is cheap and uncoordinated propaganda.”
According to the statement, “In recent times, a good number of these terrorists have surrendered to troops in different locations across the theatre, a trend that indicates that they are losing the capacity to remain in the fight.
“Apparently, there are indications that their fighting capability has been severely encumbered by devastating depletion, with their remnants deserting various enclaves, leaving behind a few diehards that will undoubtedly be eliminated by the highly spirited troops of OPHK in no distant future.
“In a bid to replenish their fast depleting fighting force and clandestinely conscript unsuspecting individuals to join their fold, BHT embarked on a subtle recruitment drive using the said propaganda video to portray a lavish lifestyle in their so-called fortress; a psychological strategy desperately deployed to attract impressionable youths and unsuspecting individual,” the statement said.