There is a massive recruitment of members into the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) per the reports revealed by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Onyema Nwachukwu.
During a tour of the Hadin Kai theatre command in Maiduguri, Borno State on Sunday September 19, the spokesperson made this disclosure.
Nwachukwu called on all Nigerians to be very careful while entreating the media to stop the recruitment.
“I will like to mention that the ISWAP, very recently, haven been depleted by the surrendering of their member, as well as and conflict between them.
“They have embarked on what I will call a massive recruitment drive and I consider it very important to engage the media to block this recruitment.
“The Boko Haram insurgents have been surrendering. People have questioned the authenticity of the surrendering of these insurgents and why they are surrendering at this time.
“There are also the questions on the reintegration of these insurgents. Another question is what the plight of the victims of the insurgency is.
“That is the essence of this tour. The military is not resting on its oars in the fight to end insurgency and insecurity in the country.”
He added that the terrorists “have been boxed in to the Timbuks” after almost conquering capitals of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, and targeting the federal capital territory (FCT).