July 10, 2024

69 Boko Haram terrorists, families surrender to MNJTF in Cameroon, Niger

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By Ndahi Marama

Maiduguri—As Operation Lake Sanity II continues, the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, said it has successfully facilitated the surrender of more terrorists while rescuing others from hideouts.
The operation, which took place between July 1 and 6, 2024, led to 69 Boko Haram terrorists, including their families surrender in communities of Cameroun and Niger Republic.

Chief Military Public Information Officer, HQ MNJTF Ndjamena, Chad, Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi in a statement, yesterday, said: “In Sector 1 Cameroon, on July 6, a combined maritime operation by Cameroonian and Nigerian forces led to the surrender of 56 Boko Haram terrorists.

“This group include 13 adult men accompanied by 43 women and children. Additionally, on the same date, 12 family members of terrorists, including five women and seven children, were rescued. 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.

“While on July 1, troops of Sector 4, Niger Republic, received 24-year-old Tijjani Muhammad, who surrendered with one AK-47 rifle, four 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 II.

“The increasing number of surrenders significantly weakens the operational capability of Boko Haram and undermine the morale of their remaining fighters. 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.”