No fewer than sixteen Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist have surrendered to troops of the Nigerian Military in Borno State.
An announcement by. Deputy Director, Military Public Relations, Col Aminu Iliyasu, which confirmed the event on Friday, mentioned a number of Boko Haram logistics suppliers and informants have been additionally arrested by the troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in Borno State.
Iliyasu mentioned, “On 1st November, 2019 for example, 16 insurgents and eight of their spouses surrendered to the troops of Sector 1, Multinational Joint Process Pressure at Fotokol.
“The surrendered insurgents have been later handed over to troops of three Battalion (Fundamental) at Gamboru Ngala, a border city NE of Borno State.
“Throughout preliminary interrogation and profiling, they confessed to have actively participated in assaults carried out in opposition to each navy and civilian targets at numerous occasions. It was additional revealed that 14 of them whose names are Ibrahim Bunu, Abba Sale, Baba Lamba Alhaji, Bukar Isa, Bukar Ali, Rawa Abba Gana, Mustapha Abatcha, Umar Abubakar, Hassan Bukar, Malam Abatcha Ali, Abba Umar Abatcha, Hussaini Babagana, Idris Mohammed and Umar Abba Bayoma all belonged to the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) led by Al – Barnawi whereas the remaining 2, Hassan Kawu and Babagana Bukar Adijabe belonged to Boko Haram (Abubakar Shekau Faction).
He additionally acknowledged that the repentant insurgents expressed regrets over their participation in the heinous crimes dedicated in opposition to humanity. Including that they known as on their former colleagues to retrace their steps and in addition surrender to troops earlier than it’s too late.
“In one other improvement, troops deployed at Gajigana in Magumeri LGA of Borno State intercepted some Boko Haram criminals in the early hours of Tuesday fifth November 2019.
“ It’s believed that the insurgents have been on their option to assault the group to supply for meals gadgets and different logistics for his or her survival.
“Nonetheless, the vigilant troops blocked and neutralised three of the Boko Haram criminals whereas a number of others escaped with various levels of gunshot wounds. Sadly, one soldier paid the supreme worth whereas 2 others have been wounded in motion. The wounded troopers are at present responding to therapy in a navy medical facility.
“The troops additionally captured 2 AK 47 Rifles, one Rocket Propelled Gun 7 (RPG 7), 5 AK 47 magazines, 47 Rounds of seven.62mm Particular ammunition and a few portions of arduous medication throughout exploitation.
“Additionally, one other Boko Haram legal met his waterloo on 4th November 2019 whereas making an attempt to cross into the Sambisa Forest at Bama – Banki Street Junction when personal troops sighted and neutralized him.
“Equally, troops of 195 Battalion, whereas on clearance patrol alongside Gubio Street on 4th November 2019 recovered a package bag containing 480 Rounds of seven.62mm NATO ammunition suspected to have been deserted by escaping terrorists. In one other encounter with the Boko Haram criminals on 6 November 2019 at Muchima in Damboa LGA of Borno State, 9 Boko Haram insurgents have been neutralized by troops whereas others escaped with gunshot wounds.
“Moreover, one rebel Gun Truck was destroyed, four AK 47 Rifles and a cache of ammunition have been recovered. Equally, troops of Sector 2 deployed at Damaturu, Yobe State dealt a decisive blow to the insurgents’ try and infiltrate the city on 7 November 2019.
“The tried infiltration was thwarted by the mixed efforts of floor troops, artillery bombardment and precision air strikes by the Air Process Pressure of Operation LAFIYA DOLE. The encounter led to the decimation of a lot of the insurgents in addition to the destruction of 1 Boko Haram Gun Truck. Sadly, one Officer paid the supreme worth through the encounter.
“ Moreover, throughout their exploitation, troops found and safely detonated 2 Unexploded Ordnance supplies planted by the insurgents in addition to the charred stays of a few of the terrorists that have been hurriedly buried by the legal insurgents whereas withdrawing in disarray following the superior firepower of our troops. “