69 Boko Haram Terrorists Surrender To MNJTF In Cameroon, Niger

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By  Nokai Origin

 

 

The troops of Operation Lake Sanity 2 under the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have successfully facilitated the surrender of more terrorists while rescuing others from hideouts between 1 and 6 July 2024.

 

A statement by the Chief Military Public Information Officer MNJTF N’Djamena Chad, Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi said troops in Sector 1 Cameroon, on 6 July 2024 conducted a combined maritime operation by Cameroonian and Nigerian forces led to the surrender of 56 Boko Haram
terrorists.

 

The 56 surrendered members included 13 adult males, 43 females and children. On the same date, 12 family members of terrorists, including 5 women and 7 children, were rescued. The surrendered individuals and the rescued family members have been handed over to the troops of Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai, in Gamboru and Banki for further action.

 

The troops of Sector 4, Niger Republic, on 1 July 2024, received 24-year-old Tijjani Muhammad, who surrendered with one AK-47 rifle, 4 magazines, and numerous 7.62mm rounds. He reported that he had escaped from a Boko Haram camp in Libye Soroa, driven by the current Operation Lake Sanity 2.

 

The increasing number of surrenders according to the MNJTF significantly weakens the operational capability of Boko Haram and undermines the morale of their remaining fighters as the joint forces urges terrorists to take advantage of the opportunity to lay down their arms and surrender to the authorities for lasting peace in the Lake Chad basin region.

 

Jide Ibitoye.

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