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22-year-old ‘terrorist kingpin’ surrenders to troops in Borno

Six Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly surrendered to troops of Operation Lake Sanity II of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in Borno.

A “22-year-old Boko Haram commander” was reportedly among the insurgents who laid down their weapons.

In a statement on Friday, Abubakar Abdullahi, chief military public information officer in Lake Chad, said the terrorists surrendered to the troops on May 23.

Abdullahi said the 22-year-old had partaken in several attacks in some communities in Kukawa LGA of the state.

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He named the communities as Kangarwa, Alagarno, Doro Naira, and Dogon Chikwu.

“The terrorists escaped from the ISWAP faction hideout in Jubillaram, situated in Southern Lake Chad. Adamu, 22 years old, had participated in numerous terrorist attacks in Kukawa LGA of Borno state,” the statement reads.

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

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He named the remaining surrendered terrorists as Isah Ali, 18; Hassan Modu, 18; Nasir Idris, 23; Usman Rash, Abba Aji, 21; and Abubakar Isah, 20.

The information officer said the military had received 119 terrorists since April 23.

“The surrendered fighters are currently undergoing investigation,” he added.

“The MNJTF appeals to other terrorists to follow suit, lay down their arms, and embrace peace. We reaffirm our commitment to ensuring a secure environment in the Lake Chad Basin region.”

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