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Boko Haram Commanders, 47 terrorists surrender to Nigerian Troops

Following intensive air and ground assault on terrorist enclaves by troops of operation Hadin Kai two Commanders of Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, terrorist group (Boko Haram), Ba’a Usman (Munzir) and Alhaji Ari,(Nakib) have surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai.

The duo surrendered alongside 47 members of a terrorist group in Sambisa Forest. gathered that the terrorists surrendered to Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa on Sunday, November 20, 2022.

Investigation revealed that the insurgents came out from Sambisa forest, where they have been hiding and waging campaigns of terror.

It would be recalled that no fewer than 90,000 insurgents comprising combatants and non-combatants and their families have so far surrendered to the Nigerian Troops.

According to military sources, the sustained onslaughts on the insurgents under the kinetic and non-kinetic approaches had led to the mass surrender.

Zagazola Makama, a Security Analyst and Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst on Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama confirmed the surrender

In a related development, the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army on Sunday concluded the training of 40 security guards to strengthen security in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the division, Maj.-Gen. Shauib Waidi said that the measure was to close security gaps in the camp.

“This camp has close to 30,000 occupants; a lot of things have been happening where Boko Haram were infiltrating into the camp.

“We felt we needed to have a homegrown security response like this one that was specifically created to secure the camp,” he said.

The GOC, represented by Lt. Col. Agbo Solomon, Commander, 195 Battalion, said that the security guards had undergone intensive training on small arms handling with an emphasis on safety and protection.

He added that they were trained in unarmed combat, how to disarm adversaries during attacks and defend themselves using combinations of physical combat techniques.

“They are equally trained on intelligence gathering; how to process and relay information with their inputs using the appropriate channels.

“They have also been trained on how to respond to fire incidents which is recurring every year in this camp that is housing about 30,000 persons,” he added.

Wudil explained that the initiative would cement civil-military relations and encourage the host community to be actively involved in securing their area.

The GOC encouraged the IDPs to be security conscious and report any suspected movement or strange activities that would breach the peace to security agencies.

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