Nigerian Army today, tweeted that over 200 members of the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect, have surrendered to military troops.
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Yusha’u Abubakar, said after the capture of Banki, a Nigerian border town with Cameroon, on Thursday, that over 200 members of the insurgency group willingly surrendered to the military.
He spoke to journalists at about 11:00am on Friday, and said, “I have just received information from our troops about an hour ago that over 200 Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to them.”
He disclosed that what would have been a major disaster in Maiduguri was averted on Wednesday night, adding that the suspected bomber was caught at Medinatu mosque in the Low Cost area of Maiduguri, when he was monitoring the area with the intention of planting an improvised explosives device.
Abubakar added that the suspected Boko Haram member had given information that might lead to the arrest of those who planted the Sunday’s multiple bombs in Maiduguri that killed scores of residents.