In a statement on Tuesday, October 20, the Nigerian military gave what it described as “Final Warning” to the Boko Haram insurgents to desist from acts of terrorism, surrender themselves and face the law, Premium Times reports.

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The acting director of army public relations, Sani Usman, signed the warning which is said not to be different from similar warnings issued in the past.

Reports have it that due to the dateline President Mohammadu Buhari gave to rid the country of insurgents’ approaches, the Nigerian military has given the third in the series of their final warnings.

Usman said: “This is to finally warn all Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are, to desist from all acts of terrorism, surrender themselves and face the law now,” the Tuesday warning reads in part.

“We wish to inform them that we are aware of all their hideouts, camps and enclaves.

“They should follow their colleagues who have so far surrendered. Failure to surrender will result in serious consequences as our troops have closed up with them.

“We equally appeal to members of the international community and the world at large, to kindly persuade Boko Haram terrorists and their international collaborators to desist from acts of terrorism and renounce their membership of the terrorist organization forthwith.

“They should also immediately and unconditionally release all abducted persons in their custody including the Chibok school girls.”

Before today’s warning, the force had also warned on October 11 which was signed by Usman.

It read: “This is to once again warn all Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are, to desist from all acts of terrorism, surrender themselves and face the law now.

“We wish to inform them that we are aware of all their hideouts, camps and enclaves. They should follow their colleagues who have so far surrendered.

“Failure to surrender will result in serious consequences as the troops are fast closing up on them.”

Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consular, Ahmed Abo-Zeid expressed Egypt’s support to Nigerian government in the fight against Boko Haram and terrorism.