The Army has said the intensity of fire by troops of Operation Hadin Kai has forced more Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists to surrender in the Northeast.
Army spokesman Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement yesterday in Abuja that the terrorists, who surrendered with their families, had been hibernating around on the fringes of Sambisa forest in Borno State.
He said those who surrendered comprised 19 male fighters, 19 adult females and 49 children from Njimia village and environs.
According to him, the terrorists who also surrendered several assorted weapons and incendiaries, lamented that the conditions in the forest have become unbearable.
Nwachukwu said the weapons recovered from them included, eight AA47 rifles, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) two FabriqueNationale (FN) rifles and one Dane gun.