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Recent reports reaching Africa Daily News, New York have revealed that at least five Boko Haram terrorists which also includes a Commander of Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad (JAS), Boko Haram, Malam Isa, have finally laid down their arms and surrendered to the troops of the Nigerian Army in the North East of Borno State.
An Intelligence Source had revealed to Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad, that they surrendered to the troops of 73 Battalion, Operation Hadin Kai, on July 22, 2022.
The sources said “At about 200812A, the troops of Cashew plantation deployed at Valley Shuwa had received five surrendered Boko Haram terrorists.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the insurgents were said to have come out from Gazuwa, an acclaimed new headquarters of the Boko Haram faction, located about 8 kilometres to Bama Local Government area.
The sources had also revealed that 29 women and children later came out and surrendered to troops after realising that the five commanders surrendered successfully without being killed. He also said that all the surrendered terrorists would be received, processed and passed on to the relevant agencies of government for further assessment in line with extant provisions.
Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa, The Theatre Commander North East Joint Task Force of Operation Hadin Kai, has said more than 67, 000 repentant terrorists have surrendered to troops serving in various theatres of operation in the North-East region. Musa noted that they include both combatants, non-combatants and their families.
In another report, no fewer than 204 Boko Haram terrorists and their family members have announced their unconditional surrender to the Nigerian Army which was orchestrated through a fresh Operation nicknamed Hadin Kai.
The handover ceremony was in Bama Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State.
According to the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, “profiling of the surrendered Boko Haram terrorists is ongoing.”
The statement reads: “The ongoing offensive onslaught against terrorism in the North East region recorded another feat today, 15 June 2022 as 204 Boko Haram fighters including their family members surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Bama LGA of Borno State. Profiling of the surrendered terrorists is ongoing”.