Boko Haram militants surrender to Nigeria troops


Major-General Chris Olukolade, Defence spokesman

DHQ spokesman, Major-General Chris Olukolade
DHQ spokesman, Major-General Chris Olukolade

Five Boko Haram militants have surrendered to Nigeria troops in Konduga the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said on its Twitter page on Sunday.

DHQ said the insurgents pleaded for mercy after surrendering their weapons. It said some of the captured insurgents were already giving useful information.

“As the heat on terrorists continues, five terrorists yesterday surrendered with all their weapons to troops in Konduga pleading for mercy,” the tweet read.

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“Other captured terrorists have also been giving useful information on the subsequent plans of the group in an apparent offer to cooperate,” another tweet said.

It would be recalled that Nigerian troops launched an offensive in Konduga, Borno state, capturing one of Boko Haram’s high ranking commanders killing 60 members of the sect.

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