The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has announced that 10 more Boko Haram fighters, Sunday, surrendered their weapons to troops at Kawuri, a fierce battle zone in Borno State, even as it also denied that Cameroon troops had crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of insurgents.
The disclosure was made Monday, in a post on the DHQ’s twitter handle, by the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade.
This brings to 15, the number of suspected insurgents that have since surrendered to troops.
They are said to be in custody, providing useful information that have been helping in the containment efforts by the troops.
The tide may be turning against the insurgents, as hundreds of them were reported to have been killed last week, when they attempted to attack Konduga, a town about 35 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to the DDI’s tweet: “Another set of 10 terrorists yesterday, surrendered to troops at Kawuri. In custody for necessary security debriefing.”
According to Maj-General Chris Olukolade, all ongoing counter-terrorism operations in parts of the North, were being undertaken entirely by Nigerian troops.
His words: “There was no raid whatsoever in any part of Nigeria’s territory in pursuit of terrorists, as claimed in some reports (not New Telegraph) allegedly quoting Cameroon military authorities.
“All operations ongoing in the environs of Konduga and all associated border location within the country, are completely being undertaken by Nigerian troops.”