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47 Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists surrender to MNJTF

47 Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists surrender to MNJTF

Troops of Multinational Joint Task Force Operation Lake Sanity said a total of 47 individuals associated with Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have surrendered to 403 Amphibious Brigade of Sector 3, Nigeria

In a statement by Lt.-Col. Abubakar Abdullahi, Chief Military Public Information Officer, N`djamena, Chad to newsmen on Thursday in Maiduguri.

“On 15 May 2024, a total of 47 individuals associated with Boko Haram and the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) surrendered to troops of 403 Amphibious Brigade of MNJTF Sector 3, Nigeria.

“The group includes 7 men, 9 women, and 31 children, who turned themselves in at Kwatan Turare and Doron Baga, Kukawa LGA Borno State Nigeria.

The statement added, “During the initial investigation conducted, it was revealed that these individuals managed to escape from Sharama, located in the Lake Chad Islands. Among those who surrendered was Mallam Muazu Adamu, a known fighter within the Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad (JAS) faction, who operated under Commander Alai Gana. He surrendered alongside his wife.

“Other members of the group disclosed that they had been engaged in farming activities before deciding to make their escape. The items found in their possession include clothes, blankets, mats, pots, plates, and various other personal belongings.

“The surrendered individuals are currently in custody and undergoing further investigation to ascertain more details regarding their activities and affiliations. The MNJTF remains committed to maintaining peace and security in Lake Chad basin region.

The statement concluded, “This development marks a step in the ongoing efforts to weaken the operational capabilities of terrorist groups in the region. The MNJTF continues to encourage those still involved in terrorist activities to surrender and embrace peace.