1,050 Boko Haram insurgents surrender — Nigerian Army

Boko Haram
Boko Haram [Photo Credit: Pearl News]

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said 1,050 insurgents had surrendered to troops in Lake Chad and Monguno general area of operations.

The army also said many insurgents were on the run, and warned communities to watch out for the fleeing Boko Haram insurgents as their enclaves in Lake Chad region came under intense onslaught.

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

Mr. Nwachukwu, a colonel, said 250 fighters of the Al Barnawi-led faction of the insurgents had surrendered to Nigerian Army, following 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.

Mr. Nwachukwu said that Mamman Nur, a factional leader of the insurgents sustained fatal injuries while one of his wives was killed in the operation.

The army had on Friday announced Mr. Nur was “fatally injured”, but gave no further details.

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

“The insurgents are attempting to melt into communities in and around Kano, Geidam and Gashua axis unnoticed. One of such fleeing commanders is Bana Bafui,” he said.

“Members of the general public, particularly in Kano, Geidam, Gashua, Hadejia and northern part of Jigawa State are therefore enjoined to be vigilant, watch out for strange faces in their communities and report same to security agencies.”

Mr. Nwachukwu called on the insurgents to surrender, adding that the Federal Government had provided a window through the Operation Safe Corridor to encourage the insurgents’ voluntary surrender.

He revealed that about 300 insurgents were currently undergoing de-radicalisation process for possible integration into the society.

“We call on Boko Haram insurgents to abandon the futile struggle; take advantage of the Safe Corridor programme and surrender to troops in any location nearest to them.

“We guarantee their safety and incorporation into the programme for de-radicalisation and rehabilitation.”

(NAN)


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  • Alkeyz Ironsi

    They are going to be free soon, Their leader is in government!!

  • obiora

    My question to all is, (How many Fulani´s are not Terrorist?)or is there any Fulani that is not aTerrorist?. Because with these numbers that means that All Fulanis are Terrorists. Mansa Musa and his Fulani criminals.

    • Dan arewa

      You’re right, we rule by terror, you mess with us , you lose your head

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        You need to go back to the 13th century, you do not belong here

        • Alhaji

          No, he needs to go back to BCE, or Saudi Arabia. Anyway, there is no difference between them and stone age era. ” The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of sharia Law and Muslim.”, President Putin

          .

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Wonderful job !!………….but please show us the pictures of even 20 captured terrorists.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    We hope the military has not joined in the reelection campaign of Buhari? Buhari has thrown his hat into the ring to run for a second term; and the Boko Haram had lost its liver and 1500 have surrendered. Hmmmmm….

    Again, we hope this is not an underground political campaign in support of Buhari.

    • FineBoy

      Please take a trip to Maiduguri to verify.
      Social media can’t give u details

  • ekaorunk

    WHEN THE ORDINARY NIGERIAN LIVES, POOR RURAL WOMEN, PREGNANT / UNBORN CHILD DOESNT MATTER ANYMORE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF APC….WHO CARES ABOUT COOKED BOKO HARAM STORIES, WHO CARES ABOUT FREED CHIBOK GIRLS …WHO CARES!!!
    TELL THAT TO THE MARINES PLEASE

    • FineBoy

      We heard this before.
      It’s new year.
      Any new story line?

  • PolyGon2013

    Please pack them in a building, and them bomb them. If we don’t they will regroup and terrorize us again.