Nigerian Army has said 56 more Boko Haram /Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists have surrendered as troops of “Operations HADIN KAI (OPHK)” escalate ground and air offensive against them in the North East.
The director of army public relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement, said the act was as a result of sustained air and artillery bombardments on the enclaves of the terrorists in Sambisa Forest and its environs.
He said, “The 56 terrorists and their families laid down their arms abandoning the groups and their illicit course.”
Nwachukwu said the terrorist groups had in recent time suffered major setbacks and recorded several casualties as a result of ferocious offensives by troops of OPHK.
According to him, “18 male fighters of the terrorist groups on Wednesday 4th, August 2021, came out to surrender to own troops with their arms and ammunition, along with their families including 18 adult females and 19 children from Chingori and other surrounding villages around the Sambisa Forest.” he said