Crime/Defense

Boko Haram commander surrenders to Nigerian troops

A notable commander of Boko Haram terrorists, Saleh Mustapha, alongside 51,114 other terrorists, has surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai, in the North-East.

This development was made public by the Defence Headquarters through its Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Bernard Onyeuko.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday on the operations of the military between March 25 and April 7, Major General Onyeuko explained that the surrender of Mustapha, popularly known as Inn Kathir, to troops in Bama, was significant.

He noted that a total of 51,114 terrorists and families comprising 11,398 men, 15,381 women, and 24,335 children had so far surrendered to troops as of April 5.

According to him, all surrendered terrorists have been documented, while the arrested, rescued civilians, and recovered items have been handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action.

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