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Boko Haram commander, five others surrender to MNJTF 

Boko Haram commander, five others surrender to MNJTF 

By Ladi Dapson, Maiduguri 

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of Operation Lake Sanity II has announced that Boko Haram terrorists’ Commander, Adamu Muhammad and 5 others have surrendered to Sector 3 MNJTF in Monguno, Borno State Nigeria on Thursday. 

In a statement by Chief Military Public Information Officer

N’djamena-Chad, Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi to journalists in Maiduguri on Friday noting that it has intensified its operations against the terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin region.

He said the terrorists escaped from the ISWAP faction hideout in Jubillaram, situated in Southern Lake Chad. 

“Adamu, 22 years old, had participated in numerous terrorists’ attacks and roam around Kangarwa, Alagarno, Doro Naira, and Dogon Chikwu in Kukawa Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria.

“During their surrender, they handed over 11 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and one warhead of anti-aircraft rounds.

“Other surrendered fighters include;  Isah Ali, 18 years old; Hassan Modu, 18 years old; Nasir Idris, 23 years old escort for the Commander of Jubillaram Usman Rash; Abba Aji, 21 years old and Abubakar Isah, 20 years old”, Lt Col Abdullahi said.

According to him the surrendered fighters are currently undergoing investigation.

He said this brings the total number of terrorists who have surrendered since the commencement of Operation Lake Sanity ll on 23 April 2024 to 119.

The MNJTF appeals to other terrorists to follow suit, lay down their arms, and embrace peace saying they have reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring a secure environment in the Lake Chad Basin region.

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