Top Boko Haram commander, others surrender in Borno

In a significant development in Borno State, a Boko Haram commander, Adamu Muhammad, along with five other suspected fighters, has surrendered to military authorities.

The Multinational Joint Task Force’s (MNJTF) Chief Military Public Information Officer in N’djamena, Chad, Lt.-Col Abubakar Abdullahi, announced this in a statement on Friday in Maiduguri.

The surrender, which took place on May 2, followed intensified military operations. Adamu, aged 22, known for his involvement in numerous terrorist attacks in areas such as Kangarwa, Alagarno, Doro Naira, and Dogon Chikwu in Kukawa Local Government Area, fled from the ISWAP faction hideout in Jubillaram.

Upon surrendering, the group handed over 11 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and one warhead of anti-aircraft rounds. The other surrendered fighters include Isah Ali (18), Hassan Modu (18), Nasir Idris (23) – escort for the Commander of Jubillaram, Usman Rash, Abba Aji (21), and Abubakar Isah.

These individuals are currently undergoing investigation. Since the commencement of Operation Lake Sanity II on April 23, a total of 119 terrorists have surrendered.

The MNJTF has encouraged other terrorists to follow suit, laying down their arms and embracing peace.

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