- A fresh batch of over suspected Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters comprising 10 males and 5 children have surrendered in Borno state
- The surrendered insurgents were loyal to the Boko Haram faction of Jama’tu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (JAS)
- Nigeria is currently witnessing massive surrendering of terrorists, causing heated debates on how best to address the situation
Bama, Borno state - No fewer than 10 suspected Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP ) terrorists and their children have surrendered to the troops of 151 Battalion in Borno state.
Leadership reported that 10 males and 5 children turned themselves in on Sunday, April 3, in Banki, Bama local government area, Zagazola Makama, an intelligence source revealed.
It was gathered that the surrendered insurgents came out from their hiding enclaves around Jango village and Mandara Mountain in Gwoza and
The terrorists were said to be those loyal to the Boko Haram faction of Jama’tu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (JAS), Malam Bakura Salaba, Sahara Reporters added.
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Makama, a top security analyst and counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad, revealed the insurgents dropped their arms due to sustained aerial bombardment and aggressive intensive clearance operations by troops of Operation Hadin Kai.
Items handed over to the troops include two AK47 riffles, 1 G3 riffle, 1 X FN riffle, 1 X PKT gun, 120 rounds of 7.62MM Nato, 31 RDS X 7.62MM special, 3 AK 47 extra Magazines, 3 X G3 Extra Magazines, 1, 36 HG, 2, knives and the sum of N600,000.
Nigerian Air Force Jet kills armed bandits in Niger state, destroy their hideout
Following credible intelligence of terrorists moving in hundreds to their hideout at Kusasau, the air component of Operation Thunder Strike and Operation Gama Aiki sent some Nigerian Air Force fighter jets to intercepted and killed the miscreants within the location.
On arrival, some terrorists on motorcycles were seen moving towards the river line, using cattles’ as their shield in their hideouts.
Consequently, the outlaws were engaged decisively with rockets bringing effective and maximum damage to them and no movement was observed after the strike.