More than 150 civilians have been freed and 377 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered to authorities
Jan. 13 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Nigerian Army has announced the death of 76 members of the regional branch of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) during the operations carried out during the last three weeks in the country, which have also resulted in the release of 150 civilians and the surrender. of more than 370 militiamen.
The security forces have launched operations between December 22 and January 12 in more than twenty locations in the country, including cities such as Maidiguri, the capital of Borno state, where they have attacked bases and hideouts of both Boko Haram and ISWA, its split, and have seized numerous military equipment.
Likewise, the Army has confirmed the release of some 150 civilians in the hands of these terrorist groups, including 68 in the Northwest area of the country and another 35 in the state of Borno.
In the statement, collected by the PRNigeria portal, the Army assures that approximately 377 Boko Haram terrorists have laid down their weapons and have turned themselves in to the Nigerian security forces.
The Army “thanks the entire population for the support provided to the Armed Forces and other security agencies in carrying out our various operations throughout the country” while urging the population to “continue providing prompt and reliable information on the activities of terrorists and other criminal elements, in their respective areas”, according to the note signed by the general director of Defense Means Operations, Commander Musa Danmadami.