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Saturday, January 06, 2018

Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender To Nigerian Troops

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said 1, 050 insurgents had surrendered to troops in Lake Chad and Monguno general area of operations, as it also warned that many of them are on the run.





The army urged abutting communitiesto watch out for the fleeing Boko Haram insurgents as their enclaves in Lake Chad region come under intense onslaught.

Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri.


Nwachukwu disclosed that 250 fighters of the Al Barnawi-led faction of the insurgents had surrendered to Nigerian Army, sequel to artillery and aerial bombardments by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole of their enclaves in Lake Chad basin.


He added that 700 insurgents also surrendered to troops at Monguno in an ongoing clearance operation


Nwachukwu explained that Mamman Nur, another factional leader of the insurgents sustained fatal injuries and one of his wives killed in the operation, while many of the insurgents who escaped, surrendered to Niger Defence Forces.

The army spokesman noted that some of the insurgents fleeing from the ongoing offensive were senior and junior commanders of the Al Barnawi faction.


Nwachukwu called on the insurgents to surrender, adding that the Federal Government has provided a window through the Operation SAFE CORRIDOR to encourage the insurgents’ voluntary surrender.

He revealed that about 300 insurgentswere currently undergoing de-radicalization process for possible integration into the society.

NAN

3 comments:

  1. I pray this insurgency ends soon,many lives have been wasted and some still murdered every other day.

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