Following heavy bombardment and, resulting in the recapture of Baga in Borno State, rumoured to be the largest Boko Haram stronghold, fleeing members of the sect are said to be seeking a ceasefire deal.
According to The Union, a source at the Defence Headquarters revealed that the fleeing members of the sect have been dropping leaflets bearing ceasefire appeals while some others were drowned in Lake Chad while fleeing the superior fire power.
He said: “They are now asking for cease fire, they are dropping leaflets as they run away. The leaflets bear cease fire messages”.
Reacting to the move by the insurgents, Spokesman of Defence Headquarters, General Chris Olukolade who spoke to The Union via telephone said that dropping of leaflets was not the right way to surrender and the ongoing operation will continue in earnest.