The Nigerian Army headquarters has announced the surrender of hundreds of Boko Haram members, and fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
The army reported via its official Twitter handle on Wednesday night that a total of three hundred and fourteen terrorists relinquished themselves to troops during an operation in the Bama local government area of the state.
Naija News understands from the report that the troops also rescued twelve farmers from the terrorists.
The former fighters according to the army headquarters are currently being profiled.
“The ongoing offensive onslaught against terrorism in the North East recorded another success today, 29 June 2022 as 314 Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters surrendered to troops in Bama LGA of Borno State. Additionally, 12 farmers were also rescued by troops.
“Profiling of the surrendered terrorists is ongoing.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had claimed days ago that despite challenges bedevilling the country, his administration has degraded the Boko Haram, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other serious security challenges facing the teeming masses of the country.
This was just as the Commandant Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, AIG Abdurrahman Ahmad, told President Buhari, that the Academy, is confronted with a myriad of problems which include been” Porous and lacks perimeter fence and poor road network.
Speaking further, the President was quoted in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu to have said “the present government had equally checkmated and made progress in curbing communal violence, farmers/harder clashes, cattle rustling and kidnapping.”
Buhari made the assertion on the recent occasion of the Passing Out Parade (POP) of the fourth (4th) regular course cadets of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano, Naija News reports.