Sani Muhammed, an active Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist, have allegedly surrendered to MNJTF Sector 3 forces in Monguno with his gun.
This was revealed in a tweet by Zagazola, a Security Analyst and Counter-Insurgency Expert in the Lake Chad region, where he shared a photo of the repentant terrorist.
According to him, Sani surrendered after surviving massive Air Bombardment that killed his colleagues in the Lake Chad region.
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Thousands of Boko Haram/ISWAP militants, including combatants, non-combatants, and foot soldiers, as well as their families, have continued to lay down their arms and accept peace in some sections of the North East where the war is fiercest.
Before they are rehabilitated, the Nigerian army and other stakeholders are expected to profile the surrendering fighters and their families.
Boko Haram has been fighting in northeast Nigeria since 2009. Its attacks have spread to Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, eliciting a military response. The group has also become splintered, with one faction pledging allegiance to ISIL (ISIS).
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Nigeria, more than 350,000 people have been killed and three million civilians have been displaced in the country’s more than a decade of fighting.