North East, Nigeria – Military source has it that the ongoing intensive clearance operations across the theatre of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), more Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and elements of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and their families, who have hitherto hibernated around the fringes of Sambisa forest have yielded to troops’ heavy artillery and air bombardments and surrendered to troops at FforwardingOperational Base (FOB) Banki Junction/BOCOBS in Bama, Borno State on 2 August 2021
The terrorists who also surrendered several assorted weapons and incendiaries comprised 19 male fighters, 19 adult females, and 49 children from Njimia village and environs.
The fire arms and incendiaries recovered from the terrorists include, 8 AK 47 rifles, 1General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMfirearmsr use Nationale (FN) Rifles, 1 Dane Gun, 1Makarov Pistol,89 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 89 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, 66 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 5 x 9mm rounds of ammunition, 2 Hand Grenades, 27 AK 47 Rifle magazines and 2 FN Rifle magazines.
Others are 1 pistol magazine, 1 x 60mm Mortar Bomb, 10 x14.5mm empty cases, 2 primed suicide vests, 72 trigger switches, 10 primed Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), 5 Electric Detonating Chords, 6 packs of Water Gel Explosives, 6 Mobile Phones, 1 Camel Pack, 1 Cammoulage bag, 2 Hard drives, 1 Plier, 2 Unserviceable Hand held Radios, 2 Scissors, and needles, 2 Match boxes and the sum of Fifty Five Thousand Naira (N55,000:00) onlyHandheldrrorists and their families are curreMatchboxesoing comprehensive security profiling and preliminary investigations, while the children have been administered with oral polio vaccines.
Among them, a former student, who was part of the over 200 abducted girls from Government Secondary l, Chibok in Borno State, has reportedly surrendered alongside her Boko Haram-ISWAP terrorist husband to Nigerian troops.
Recall, in 2014 over 200 girls were kidnapped from the secondary school in Chibok.
According to the source they surrendered and presented themselves to the Nigerian troops at a hidden.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commended the troops for the sustained offensive and clearance operations conducted in the theatre. He charged them to maintain the momentum of the operations.