69 Boko Haram terrorists, families surrender in two foreign countries

At least 69 Boko Haram insurgents and their families have surrendered to the Multinational Joint Task Force authorities in Cameroon and Niger Republic.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the task force Public Information officer, Lt.-Col. Abubakar Abdullahi said the development followed a fresh operation.

He said the operation took place between July 1 and July 6, 2024, when their hideouts were raided by troops.

According to Abdullahi, the terrorists surrendered during combined maritime operations between Cameroon and Nigerian forces.

He explained that the surrendered groups were 13 men, 43 women and children.

“On the same day, 12 family members of the terrorists comprising five women and seven children were rescued.

“Both the surrendered individuals and the rescued family were handed over to the troops of Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai in Gamboru and Banki for further action,” Abdullahi said.

He further said that the troops of sector 4 in Niger Republic had on July 1, 2024, received a 24-year-old terrorist, Tijjani Muhammad, who surrendered with one AK-47 rifle, four magazines, and numerous 7.62mm rounds.

The information officer added that Muhammad had escaped from the Boko Haram camp, located at Libye Soroa, following pressure mounted by Operation Lake Sanity II.

69 Boko Haram terrorists, families surrender in two foreign countries

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