- Nigerian troops continue to have the upper hand in the fight against terrorists in the northeast
- Two Chadian terrorists have surrendered to the troops after facing heavy bombardment
- The identity of the fighters have further given credence to the presence of foreign mercenaries among the insurgents
Two Chadian terrorists fighting for the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Abu Abor (61) and Abubakar Hassan (51) have surrendered to Nigerian troops in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state.
This was revealed in a statement by the Nigerian Army operations media coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu.
According to the statement, the two suspects confessed that they were in the Abubakar Shekau’s faction and had to escape following artillery bombardments by Nigerian troops.
“The surrendering of the two Boko Haram terrorists of Chadian nationality have further given credence to the presence of foreign mercenaries among the insurgents,” the statement noted.
The statement further said that the Nigerian troops were committed to wiping out terrorism and banditry across the country.
Recall that last week, troops of the Nigerian Army captured 23 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and killed 3 of the insurgents in a firefight.
The gallant troops also recovered several AK 47 rifles and ammunition while a total of 143 captives made up of elderly men, women and children were rescued.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate is seeking the re-establishment of a military base at the Sambisa forest borders as part of its suggestions to end insurgency in the northeast.
The Senate's resolution was unanimously adopted following the debate on Boko Haram's recent attack on Garkida a town in Adamawa state.
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