The Nigerian Army has reported that over 700 Boko Haram fighters had surrendered to troops engaged in the fight against the insurgent group.
“Preliminary investigation has shown that among them were key commanders and influential members of the terrorists group, one of whom matches suspect number 225 on Boko Haram terrorists most wanted list released by the Nigerian Army. So far, the surrendered terrorists have been making useful statements and it is expected that many more of them will surrender” the statement reads.
The fight against the Boko Haram group is being executed under the Operation Laafiya Dole – Peace by all means, mandate. The army has reclaimed areas held by the group as at 2015 when President Buhari took office.
The group has since 2015 been restricted in the nature of their attacks more often than not using suicide bombers to hit civilian populations in capital of Borno State and place of its birth, Maiduguri.