10 more Boko Haram fighters surrender to Nigerian troops


By Ismail Auwal

Ten armed men and five children suspected to be Boko Haram members have surrendered to Nigerian Army troops in Maiduguri, Borno State on Sunday.

According to locals, the surrendered insurgents appeared from their hideouts near Jango village and Mandara Mountain in Gwoza.

it was gathered that the insurgents were loyal to Bakura Salaba, a Boko Haram factional leader who was recently assassinated.

The insurgents were said to have surrendered to troops of the army’s 151 battalion in Banki, Bama LGA on Sunday.

Sources said the insurgents dropped their arms owing to sustained aerial bombardment and aggressive intensive clearance operation by troops of Operation Hadin Kai.

According to one of the sources, “two AK 47 riffles, one 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 was handed over to the troops by the insurgents”.

The suspects and their family members would be treated at a military medical facility before being profiled and investigated.

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