A total of 135 more Boko Haram terrorists and their family members have surrendered in the Bama Local Government area following the weeklong sustained offensive by the troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Sambisa Forest.
This is even as troops of 151 Task Force Battalion Banki, Operation Hadin Kai, have neutralised unspecified numbers of Boko Haram terrorists and rescued two humanitarian workers in Sambisa Forest, (names withheld).
Reliable Sources have said, which was also confirmed by an Intelligence Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region on Sunday morning.
“The terrorists laid down their arms fews days after the troops of 21-Armored Brigade, Bama, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) and 199 Special Forces Battalion in collaboration with Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), stormed 12 hideouts of the terrorists and killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists.” Said a military officer who pleaded not to be mentioned in print, as he was not authorized to talk to the press.
It was gathered that the terrorists and their family members, 3 males, 6 females and 13 children, from Ngurusoye, and Kelani village surrendered to troops of 202 Battalion in Bama.
In the same vein, one male, 5 females and 6 children, from Kauri, Siraja and Lene Hassana villages surrendered to troops of 151 Battalion in Banki Junction.
Sources told our Reporter that additional 113 insurgents from Balangaje, Bula -Waziri, Bula – Kurma and Sabil – Huda villages surrendered to the troops of 192 Battalion in Yamteke community.
“The subjects were handed over to the authorities for profiling.”
Maj. Gen. AE Abubakar, The General Officer Commanding(GOC) 7 Division and Commander Sect 1 Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai, while addressing the troops of 21 Armored Brigade Bama, charged them to defeat remnant terrorists and ensure return of total peace to the North East.
In another development, troops of 151 Task Force Battalion Banki, Operation Hadin Kai, have nutrialised unspecified numbers of Boko Haram terrorists and rescued two humanitarian workers in Sambisa Forest.
It was gathered that the insurgents were killed after the troops in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force and Hybrid forces, stormed the Hideouts of terrorists in Gargash in the axis of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
The sources said that in the cause of the engagement, two humanitarian workers abducted from Monguno in 2022 were rescued.