Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said the North-East has lost $9bn to the activities of terrorist group, Boko Haram.
Buratai said this in Lagos while delivering a paper at the inaugural Annual Conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers of Nigeria.
Buratai, who was represented by General Commanding Officer, 81 Division, Maj. Gen. Peter Dauke disclosed that the army had rescued more than 300,000 hostages of the terrorists between 2015 and now.
“Hence, not less than 1,009 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered voluntarily to troops while 1,140 others have been arrested. Another 1,500 Boko Haram terrorists are under investigation.