Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters, Families Surrender to Troops…
The Nigerian Army said last night that troops of 202 Battalion took into custody, eight Boko Haram insurgents and their families, comprising 10 adult females and 22 children, who surrendered to troops at Ruwaza Village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
Also, the newly appointed Director Defence Information (DDI), Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, who assumed duties yesterday, has urged media practitioners to guard against sensational reportage that seek to undermine national security.
A war update issued by Army Spokesman, Brigadier-General, Onyema Nwachukwu, said troops of Forward Operational Base (FOB) operating along Bocobs-Bama Road also arrested 20 Boko Haram fighters and their families, who surrendered to troops at Nbewa Village, also in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
It said the surrendering families of the insurgents comprised 15 adult females and 26 children. The suspects all surrendered to the troops, during clearance operations in the areas on 29 July, 2021 following ongoing intense clearance operations by troops in the general areas.
“The children among the surrendering suspects have been vaccinated with polio vaccines, while the adult and female suspects, who have been documented and screened are currently undergoing preliminary investigations,” he said.