The Military High Command announced on Thursday that it had handed over 565 Boko Haram terrorists to the Borno State Government.
The Brigadier General. According to Benard Onyeuko, acting director, Defence Media Operations, who made this announcement at Defence Headquarters in Abuja, the terrorists have been released to the government for further management.
The group consists of three commanders, five cattle rustlers, and their families.
According to Onyeuko, more than 5,890 terrorists, including foot soldiers and their commanders, surrendered to Operation Hadin Kai troops between August 12 and September 1.
During the period under review, troops of Operation Hadin Kai sustained operations against terrorists in the North East. Through kinetic and non-kinetic operations, the troops forced the terrorists to surrender in large numbers.
“It is sufficient to note that, within the last few weeks, over 5,890 terrorists, including foot soldiers and their commanders, have surrendered to our own troops in the North East Zone.
In total, 565 BHTs, including three commanders, four amirs, five nakibs, and five cattle rustlers, were handed over to the Borno State Government in Maiduguri for further management after extensive profiling.”
The senior military officer added that no fewer than 52 assorted arms and 1,977 rounds of 7.62mm assorted calibre ammunition, including AK-47 and FN rifles with magazines, hand grenades, commando mortar guns, locally fabricated rifles, Dushka anti-aircraft guns, Dane guns and Nigerian Police rifles among other items were recovered from surrendered terrorists.
Seven terrorists’ collaborators and informants, as well as their logistics suppliers, were arrested and handed over to the appropriate authorities.