PHOTO: Senior Boko Haram/ISWAP Commanders, Bomb Experts Surrender With Families, Followers


    The chief bomb expert of Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), Musa Adamu and his second in command, Usman Adamu were among the 1,081members of the terrorist group that surrendered to the troops of Operation Hadin Kai at the weekend.

    Musa Adamu, a.K.a Mala Musa Abuja and Usman Adamu, a.k.a Abu Darda surrendered along with their families and followers in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

    Director Army, Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement on Monday said the decision by the terrorists to surrender was a result of the recent escalation of offensive operations by the military,

    According to him, 335 fighters surrendered along with 746 adult women and children

    “The acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 OPHK Brig. Gen. Abdulwahab Adelokun Eyitayo was at Headquarters, 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama on Saturday, 7 August, 2021 to receive the set of the surrendered Boko Haram terrorists and their families.

    “During the visit, the GOC said their decision to drop their arms and come out is highly commendable, adding that they should also try and talk to their brothers and colleagues in the forest to come out and embrace the new life of peace and rehabilitation.

    “General Eyitayo who spoke through an interpreter further disclosed that they will undergo some rehabilitation process at a government facility before reintegration into the larger society.

    “While distributing new cloths and assorted food items, groceries and toiletries to the surrendered terrorists and their families totalling 335 fighters, 746 adult women and children including one of the abducted Chibok girls, it was observed that the reasons for such massive turn was basically due to the intensified Nigerian military campaign on their enclaves and environs and also with the overwhelming famine, discontent, internal skirmishes, health challenges as well as untold hardship.

    “The Nigerian military has resolved to intensify its both kinetic and non-kinentic approach towards the ongoing fight against insurgency in order to leverage on the knowledge of Musa Adamu and Usman Adamu and also with the current wave of turnout by terrorists to enable her achieve both short and long term counter-insurgency gains in the North East,” the statement said.



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