The fight against insurgency being intensified by the Federal Government of Nigeria, some 1,081 members of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have surrendered to the Nigeria Army in the Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
The terrorists and their commanders alongside their family members were forced to surrender to troops of Operation Hadin Kai by a combination of sustained military bombardments, health challenges, hunger and internal fightings.
The massive surrender of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists to Nigerian troops was confirmed in a statement issued on Monday by Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations. He stated that several arms and ammunition were recovered from the repentant terrorists.
Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu
He said, “Following the recent escalation of offensive operations coupled with non-kinetic efforts by troops of operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) which yielded massive surrendering of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province Terrorists in the North East, the Chief Bomb Expert of the terrorist group known as Musa Adamu a.K.a Mala Musa Abuja and his second in command Usman Adamu a.k.a Abu Darda along with their families and followers have also finally surrendered to the troops of operation Hadin Kai in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
“The acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 OPHK Brigadier General Abdulwahab Adelokun Eyitayo was at Headquarters 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama on Saturday, 7 August, 2021 to receive the set of the surrendered Boko Haram terrorists and their families.
“During the visit, the GOC said their decision to drop their arms and come out is highly commendable, adding that they should also try and talk to their brothers and colleagues in the forest to come out and embrace the new life of peace and rehabilitation.