About 1,500 commanders and members of ISWAP/ Boko Haram alongside their families have surrendered to the military in Mafa, Borno state.
The massive surrender was orchestrated by a special intelligence driven operation by the military.
A video clip obtained showed a mass of the repentant terrorists, their family members comprising women and children, filing out (in a straight line) from dense vegetation, not identified.
TVC News gathered that the returnees proceeded to surrender to troops at Mafa.
Some former top terrorist group commanders, including Adamu Rugurugu, and their families have so far surrendered to the Nigerian military at various designated locations in Borno State.
Others terrorists also surrendered with their families at Bama, Mafa and Gwoza axes this weekend.
Reports say most of the terrorists are leaving their camps to surrender and lay down their arms because of aggressive advocacy by Islamic scholars and family members.
According to an intelligence operative, about 2000 more terrorists are expected to surrender at the Lake Chad axis due to advocacy campaigns and the psychological military operation.
“We are expecting about 2,000 more from the Lake Chad axis… In fact, most of them were either forcefully conscripted or brainwashed in joining the terrorists during the heat of Boko Haram terrorism. They have also surrendered a lot of weapons and are cooperating with our team in designated locations,” the intelligence operative concluded.
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