Ten suspected Boko Haram members have surrendered to troops of the Nigerian Army in Borno.
Military sources told newsmen that apart from the 10 male insurgents who surrendered, five children also surrendered to troops.
The insurgents who came out from their enclaves around Jango village and Mandara Mountain in Gwoza, surrendered to troops of the army’s 151 battalions in Banki, Bama LGA on Sunday, April 3.
The insurgents are reportedly part of those loyal to Bakura Saliba, a factional leader of Boko Haram who was recently killed. It was also revealed that they dropped their arms owing to sustained aerial bombardment and aggressive intensive clearance operation by troops of Operation Hadin Kai.
“Two AK 47 riffles, one G3 rifle 1 X FN rifle, 1 X PKT gun, 120 Rounds of 7.62MM Nato, 31 RDS X 7.62MM special, 3 AK 47 extra magazines, 3 X G3 extra magazines, 1, 36 HG, 2, knives and the sum of N600,000 was handed over to the troops by the insurgents,” the source said.
The suspects and their family members would receive medical care at a military medical facility, after which they would undergo profiling and investigation.