Home DEFENCE 69 Boko Haram Terrorists, Families Surrender to MNJTF in Cameroon, Niger

69 Boko Haram Terrorists, Families Surrender to MNJTF in Cameroon, Niger

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As Operation Lake Sanity 2 continues, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has successfully facilitated the surrender of more terrorists while rescuing others from hideouts between 1 and 6 July 2024.

Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi Chief Military Public Information Officer HQ MNJTF Ndjamena Chad made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday.

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He explained that in Sector 1 Cameroon, on 6 July 2024, a combined maritime operation by Cameroonian and Nigerian forces led to the surrender of 56 Boko Haram terrorists.

He further explained that this group included 13 adult men accompanied by 43 women and children.
Additionally, he said on the same date, 12 family members of terrorists, including 5 women and 7 children, were rescued.

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“Both the surrendered individuals and the rescued family members were handed over to the troops of Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai, in Gamboru and Banki for further action.”

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He added that while on 1 July 2024, troops of Sector 4, Niger Republic, received 24-year-old Tijjani Muhammad, who surrendered with one AK-47 rifle, 4 magazines, and numerous 7.62mm rounds. He reported that he had escaped from a Boko Haram camp in Libye Soroa, driven by the current Operation Lake Sanity 2.

He maintained that the increasing number of surrenders significantly weakens the operational capability of Boko Haram and undermine the morale of their remaining fighters.

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According to him, other terrorists are strongly urged to take advantage of the opportunity to lay down their arms and surrender to the authorities for lasting peace in the Lake Chad basin region.”

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