Boko Haram insurgents have continued to surrender in the terror-troubled North-East as the Nigerian military widens its offensive against terror in the region and around Lake Chad.

No fewer than 51 of the insurgents, comprising two of their commanders, Ba’a Usman (Munzir) and Alhaji Ari (Nakib), and 49 fighters surrendered to troops of the Operation Hadin Kai Thearter Command, in Damboa, 85 kilometres south of Maiduguri, on Sunday, November 20.

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A military source, Zagazola Makama, investigation revealed that the insurgents sneaked out of the surrounding Sambisa forest, where they had been hiding and waging a campaign of terror.

Authoritative sources told The PUNCH that by mid-November, about 100,000 insurgents, comprising combatants and non-combatants and their families, had surrendered to Nigerian troops.

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