Top Boko Haram Commander Surrenders with Four Wives, Several Others Killed

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In this photo released by the military on September 5, 2020, troops burn a hideout of bandits in Nigeria’s north-west region.
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The Nigerian Army says a top Boko Haram commander has surrendered to defence troops.

The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, who disclosed this while addressing journalists on Wednesday, in Abuja, stated that the Boko Haram commander surrendered to Nigerian Army troops along with his four wives.

While no further detail was given about the surrendered Boko Haram commander, the defence chief noted that seven bandits have also been killed and eight kidnapped victims rescued from bandits at Fankama and Sabon Layi area of Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State by the troops.

Enenche attributed the “success” of the operation to actionable intelligence by the troops.

“In the north-east, within the period under review, troops of operation Lafiya Dole conducted a series of air and ground operations on terrorist enclaves t different locations in Borno, Yobe, Taraba and Adamawa State.

“Notably, a high profile Boko Haram terrorist commander surrendered with four of his wives to our troops,” he said.

Video: Defence Headquarters Media Briefing

In another statement by Major General Enenche on Thursday, troops of Army Super Camp Malumfatori at the Lake Chad Basin destroyed several identified terrorists’ camps and hideouts located at Tunbun Gini, Tunbun Nbororo, Tunbun Kayoma, Tunbun Kaza, Tunbun Fulani at the fringes of Lake Chad in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.

The operation led to the killing of several top BHT/ISWAP commanders including Abu Usman, Alhaji Shettima, Modu Mainok, Bukar Gana, Abu Summayya, Amir Taam and Amir Kuraish.

Enenche, reiterating the commitment of the nation’s defence formations said: “the Armed Forces of Nigeria working together with other security agencies are highly committed to ending the insurgency and other security challenges in the country.”

He added that that the troop are committed to the safety of lives and property within the North-East, they are also encouraged to continue to avail the troops with timely and credible information that will assist them in the conduct of their operations.

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