A teenage Boko Haram terrorist Muhammadu Abubakar a.k.a Babagana has surrendered to the Nigerian troops.
And he has urged his comrades-in-arms to follow his example.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche said the 19 year-old terrorist surrendered on 29 May.
The terrorist gave up himself to troops of 242 Battalion at Charlie Six Check Point, Mongonu in Borno.
According to Enenche, preliminary interrogation revealed that the 19-year-old Boko Haram renegade joined the group about a year ago at Shaharam and participated in the attack on Tumbun Shaje.
Babagana has called on his colleagues in the forests to surrender to the troops of the Nigerian Army.
On May 24 another Boko Haram fighter Malam Adamu Yahaya AKA Saad Karami surrendered to troops of 242 Battalion in Mongonu.
“On the same day, another Boko Haram/ISWAP fighter, a 35-year-old Muhammadu Kabudumi AKA Amir Sabat also surrendered to the troops 242 Battalion in Monguno.
“Kabudumi confessed to joining the Boko Haram sect in 2015 but denied participating in any of the sect’s operations.
“He, however, revealed that he has done duties at Boko Haram criminals’ camps at Abadam, Malam Fatori and Duguri under the leadership of Muhammadu Lawan, a notorious Boko Haram Commander,” he said
Enenche said Boko Haram fighters are giving up because of the sustained offensive against them by the troops.
He also said more Boko Haram/ISWAP elements had either being arrested or neutralised as the military moves towards the final defeat of the insurgents in the region.
The coordinator further disclosed that troops of Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru in Ngala Local Government Area arrested three terrorists at Isari village on May 8.
He added that the troops recovered one AK47 Rifle loaded with a magazine containing two rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, two swords, one cutlass, one axe, a set of arrows and charms.
He said a number of terrorists’ equipment had been captured or destroyed while others continue to surrender amid sustained artillery bombardments and offensive onslaught against their enclaves/hideouts by air and land forces of OPLD.