Some Boko Haram terrorists and their wives have surrendered to Nigerian soldiers in Borno.
No fewer that 16 Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters and their wives have surrendered as troops intensify operations against insurgents.
A number of others have been reportedly killed throughout the raid of the bandits’ hideout.
Based on a press release by Nigerian Military Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, the insurgents surrendered after they might now not bear the warmth of the artillery bombardment of their hideout.
Based on him:-
“The incremental raids, clearance patrols, sting operations, cordon & search operations as properly as mortar and artillery bombardment of recognized legal insurgents and bandits’ hideouts throughout the past one week has yielded super constructive outcomes as a few of the terrorists surrendered to our gallant troops whereas a number of others have been neutralised.
“The period equally witnessed the interception and arrest of several Boko Haram Logistics Suppliers and informants by the troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE as well as the arrest or neutralisation of some bandits and other criminal elements in the North West and other parts of the nation”.
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“On 1st November 2019 for example, 16 insurgents together with eight of their spouses who might now not bear the warmth from the onslaught against them surrendered to the relentless troops of Sector 1, Multinational Joint Job Power at Fotokol. Subsequently, the surrendered insurgents have been later handed over to troops of three Battalion (Foremost) at Gamboru Ngala, a border city NE of Borno State. Throughout preliminary interrogation and profiling, they confessed to have actively participated in assaults performed against each army and civilian targets at varied occasions.
“It was additional revealed that 14 of them whose names are Ibrahim Bunu, Abba Sale, Baba Lamba Alhaji, Bukar Isa, Bukar Ali, Rawa Abba Gana, Mustapha Abatcha, Umar Abubakar, Hassan Bukar, Malam Abatcha Ali, Abba Umar Abatcha, Hussaini Babagana, Idris Mohammed and Umar Abba Bayoma all belonged to the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) led by Al – Barnawi whereas the remaining 2, Hassan Kawu and Babagana Bukar Adijabe belonged to Boko Haram (Abubakar Shekau Faction).
“The repentant insurgents however, regretted their participation in the heinous crimes they committed against humanity and are now calling on their former colleagues to retrace their steps and also surrender to troops before it is too late”.
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