47 Bolo Haram And ISWAP Terrorists Surrender To Nigerian Army

ISWAP Terrorists

The Nigerian Army has said that a total of 47 individuals associated with Boko Haram and the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) have surrendered to troops of 403 Amphibious Brigade of MNJTF Sector 3, Nigeria.

The group includes 7 men, 9 women, and 31 children, who turned themselves in on May 15, 2024, at Kwatan Turare and Doron Baga, Kukawa LGA Borno State Nigeria.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Chief Military Public Information Officer N’djamena, Chad, Lt. Abubakar Abdullahi and shared on the Nigerian Army’s Facebook page on Thursday.

According to the statement, these individuals managed to escape from Sharama, located in the Lake Chad Islands.

Among those who surrendered was Mallam Muazu Adamu, a known fighter within the Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad (JAS) faction, who operated under Commander Alai Gana. He surrendered alongside his wife.

The statement described the development as a step to weaken the operational capabilities of terrorist groups in the region.

The statement read, “On 15 May 2024, a total of 47 individuals associated with Boko Haram and the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) have surrendered to troops of 403 Amphibious Brigade of MNJTF Sector 3, Nigeria. The group includes 7 men, 9 women, and 31 children, who turned themselves in at Kwatan Turare and Doron Baga, Kukawa LGA Borno State Nigeria.

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“Other members of the group disclosed that they had been engaged in farming activities before deciding to make their escape.

“The items found in their possession include clothes, blankets, mats, pots, plates, and various other personal belongings.

“The surrendered individuals are currently in custody and undergoing further investigation to ascertain more details regarding their activities and affiliations. The MNJTF remains committed to maintaining peace and security in the Lake Chad basin region.”

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