- Troops neutralise more terrorists in Magumeri
The Nigerian military has arrested about nine Boko Haram terrorists who willingly surrendered to the troops in Borno State, North East Nigeria.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, said the surrendered terrorists claimed to be weary of their activities.
“While some unscrupulous elements in the society are conniving with remnants of Boko Haram terrorists to continue to commit atrocities, the reality is dawning on the terrorists in the northern part of Borno State. Two days ago, 9 key Boko Haram terrorists from Tambashe village, Dikwa Local Government Area, voluntarily surrendered to troops deployed along Dikwa-Gulumba Gana road.
“The suspects claimed to be tired of the situation under the Boko Haram terrorists group and willingly offer themselves to troops as a mark of repentance. Nevertheless, the repentant suspects are further being investigated,” he stated.
The Federal Government and security agencies have embarked on several deradicalisations, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) in Nigeria including the Operation Safe Corridor that encourages Boko Haram terrorists to surrender.
Update on Magumeri
The Army Spokesperson in a related development said the troops chased fleeing Boko Haram terrorists who attacked the town of Magumeri in Borno State up to Doho, Mina Maideni, Donari, Salari, and Lawari villages.
He said after the hot pursuit and mop up operations, “the troops were able to neutralize an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists and recovered “several items.
He listed items recovered to include 1 Gun truck, 2 Anti-Aircraft Guns, 2 Extra Barrels, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, 31 pieces of Nitrogen 57mm Bombs, 1 roll of Nitrogen cable and a 60mm Mortar bomb.
Others were assorted General Purpose Machine Gun and Anti-Aircraft ammunition and their links, 3 spare vehicle tyres with rims, 1 vulcanising machine, 1 Qlink Motorcycle, foodstuffs and 3 Boko Haram terrorist sown camouflage.