A recent update on the ongoing fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria’s Borno State reveals that 135 more terrorists and their family members have surrendered in the Bama Local Government area. This comes after a sustained offensive by the troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Sambisa Forest. Troops of 151 Task Force Battalion Banki also neutralized an unspecified number of Boko Haram terrorists and rescued two humanitarian workers in Sambisa Forest.
Previously, it was reported that over 800,000 repentant Boko Haram members are being cared for at a designated camp within Maiduguri metropolis since last year.
The surrendering terrorists and their family members, including 3 males, 6 females, and 13 children from Ngurusoye and Kelani village, surrendered to troops of 202 Battalion in Bama. Additionally, one male, 5 females, and 6 children from Kauri, Siraja, and Lene Hassana villages surrendered to troops of 151 Battalion in Banki Junction. Another 113 insurgents from Balangaje, Bula-Waziri, Bula-Kurma, and Sabil-Huda villages surrendered to the troops of 192 Battalion in Yamteke community. All subjects were handed over to authorities for profiling.
The GOC 7 Division and Commander Sect 1 Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai, Major General AE Abubakar, addressed the troops of 21 Armored Brigade Bama, charging them to defeat the remaining terrorists and ensure the return of total peace to the North East.
During the engagement, 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 insurgents were neutralized, and the troops rescued two humanitarian workers who had been abducted from Monguno in 2022. The troops also recovered three Hilux vehicles, one of which was mounted with an anti-aircraft gun.