SK Usman, Abuja: At the early hours today, Saturday 22nd July 2017, 3 acclaimed suspected Boko Haram terrorists, Usman Ali, aged 22, Ibrahim Matukur, aged 13 and Usman Hussaini aged 25, willingly surrendered themselves to troops of 27 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE at Buni Yari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.
Those that surrendered include Usman Ali, aged 22, Ibrahim Matukur, aged 13 and Usman Hussaini aged 25. Others are, Ali Baba, 25 years, Modu Wakil, 15 years, Usman Mahamadu, 47 years, Goni Bukar, 50 years, Modu Konto, 20 years and Isah Ali, 25 years old.
During preliminary investigation, the surrendering Boko Haram terrorists revealed that they belong to Mamman Nur faction of the Boko Haram terrorists group. The said that they deliberately surrendered because they had realized their folly and no longer wish to continue with the criminal terrorists and insurgents activities.
Furthermore, they stated that they escaped from the terrorists hideout at Buk village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state, adding that there were many more Boko Haram fighters willing to surrender because of untold hardship they suffer.
They pleaded for sympathy and forgiveness from members of the community restating that they were misguided and deceived all these years to believing they were fighting a just cause.
They urged that the military authorities make concerted efforts to reach out to other terrorists in the forest since they were willing to surrender.
Again troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, today, Saturday 22nd July 2017, ambushed Boko Haram terrorists at Mayanti village while on patrol along Mayanti- Banki Junction road.
The troops neutralized 1 of the terrorists, while others sustained gun shot wounds.
They recovered 10 Bicycles, 9 bags of flour, 9 sachets of yeast, 2 bags of groundnut, packets of Maggi, a carton of detergent, 23 bottles of groundnut oil. Others include palm oil, a wrist watch, 50 sachets of salt, assorted drugs, 16 torch lights, 29 packs of cold patch and cash sum of Two thousand, Two hundred and Sixty-Six Naira.
In another operation, troops of 103 Battalion, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Saturday 22nd July 2017 neutralized 3 female suicide bombers trying to infiltrate their location in the morning at Kawuri, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
The female suicide bombers who were on obvious mission of committing mayhem, where spotted by a vigilant sentry while they were trying to access the military location. They were however challenged severally and continued advancing, declining several warnings to stop. Consequently, the troops neutralized them instantly. The remains of the suicide bombers have since been evacuated from the location.
The general public is please requested to continue to support troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and report any suspicious movements of persons to the military or security agencies.