The Nigerian military on Wednesday said a total of 135 members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect surrendered with their weapons to troops around Biu Local Government Area in Borno State.
In a statement, the Defence Headquarters said a group of 88 terrorists surrendered at Mairiga/Bun – Yadi while another group of 45 terrorists were taken in around Mubi – Michika on Tuesday evening.
“Meanwhile, a total of 135 terrorists have yesterday evening surrendered along with equipment to troops around Biu Local Government Area. A group of 88 submitted themselves at Mairiga/Bun – Yadi while another group of 45 terrorists were taken in around Mubi – Michika,” the DHQ said.
Terrorists on two other occasions surrendered to the Nigerian troops in the past week.
The military said that the terrorists are being interrogated in line with global best practices.
The DHQ also applauded the gallantry of the Nigerian troops who it said have remained undaunted and professional in prosecuting the challenging campaign against terror.
It commended neighbouring countries for joining in the fight against the terrorists, assuring them that the Nigerian military would maintain its efforts to defeat the group and attain a sustainable peace in
It also urged Nigerians to be vigilant and cooperate with security forces to ensure that terrorists do not carry out attacks in other parts of Nigeria.
“Everybody is required to remain alert to ensure that we are not taken unawares by terrorist elements who might want to carry-out isolated attacks in any part of our country,” it said.