Boko HaramCrime & SecurityNewsOver 70,000 Boko Haram/ISWAP Fighters Surrendered to Troops

By Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

The Theatre Commander, Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa has announced that 70,593 Boko Haram and ISWAP fighters and their families have surrendered to Operation Hadin Kai troops.

Theatre Commander, Major Gen. Christopher Musa, disclosed this while briefing Journalists on Friday in Maiduguri on recent successes recorded by the command under “Operation Desert Sanity” and “Operation Lake Sanity”.

“The military has conducted several operations on land, maritime, and air, where over 60 terrorists were neutralized and over 120 arrested, including their suppliers.

“Currently, a total of 70,593 persons consisting of BHT (JAS/ISWAP) fighters and their families have surrendered to troops.

“Out of this number, 14,609 were active male fighters, 20,955 are women, while 35,029 are children.
“The Theatre, in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, has commenced reviews of cases of detainees at the Joint Investigation Centre (JIC).

“Some of the detainees have been cleared and handed over to the Borno Government and UNICEF.
“The Theatre’s kinetic and non-kinetic activities have partly compelled some Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) to seek alternatives to terrorism, thereby taking advantage of other avenues to surrender,” Musa said.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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