- Nigerian Army has taken custody of eighteen surrendered Boko Haram/ ISWAP fighters in the northern region of Nigeria
- The soldiers also took custody of the terrorists' families around the fringes of Sambisa forest on Wednesday, August 4, after successful operations
- The NA's spokesman, Major-General Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday, August 5
The leadership of the Nigerian Army has announced a massive victory recorded by troops of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), conducting counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the northeast.
Major-General Onyema Nwachukwu, the director army public relations, revealed that no fewer than eighteen male fighters of the terrorist groups surrendered on Wednesday, August 4.
Nwachukwu in a statement released on the force's official Facebook page on Thursday, August 5, said the soldiers also took custody of the insurgents' families, comprising of 18 adult females and 19 children from Chingori and other surrounding villages around Sambisa forest.
Onyema noted that the terrorists laid down their arms, giving up the fight as their enclaves are being bombarded by the troops.
The news was trailed by mixed reactions as some Nigerians hailed the military.
Edojouamrotu Promise commented:
"Great job, good job to the Nigerian army n military for their dedication wish is now yielding result they should continue decimation of those barbaric terrorists."
Adediran Abdulfatai Oladimeji stated:
"Keep the good job gallants....may Almighty Allah guard you all."
Abubakar Datti added:
"Alhamdullilah every success come only from almighty Allah. Thank be to Almighty god for this good development."
Boko Haram insurgents killed as military Destroys 6 gun trucks in Borno
Meanwhile, troops of the Nigerian military killed scores of Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed six gun trucks on Wednesday afternoon, June 2.
The insurgents were neutralised after heavy gunfire with Nigerian troops in Damboa town in Borno state.
The online news media also cited an anonymous source as saying that some of the Boko Haram insurgents fled with gunshot injuries.
COAS Yahaya introduces new training method
In another development, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, on Monday, July 26, inaugurated a 5-day Simulation Excercise codenamed “Ex Lion Heart.”
Yahaya while declaring open the exercise at the Land Forces Simulation Centre Nigeria, Giri, Abuja urged officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to extensively deploy simulation technologies.
The exercise aims to enhance the capacity of the security services for operational planning and decision making.