More Boko Haram leaders surrender to JTF 

CITIZENS COMPASS —In a significant development in the ongoing efforts to restore peace in the Lake Chad region, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has announced the surrender of Two commanders of the Boko Haram faction of BAKOURA BUDUMA.

A statement signed by the Chief of Military Public Information, Lt. Col. Abubakar Abdullahi, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), stated that “on 25 March 2024, Ibrahim Muhammed and Auwal Muhammed, alias WANKA surrendered to the troops of Sector 3 MNJTF (Nigeria).”

The breakthrough is attributed to the intensified kinetic and non-kinetic operations targeting terrorist groups within Sector 3 MNJTF. The 2 individuals, active commanders operating in the Lake Chad Islands, decided to surrender amid mounting pressure from ongoing military actions.

The statement further revealed that “During the preliminary investigation, Ibrahim and Auwal Muhammed disclosed their long-standing affiliation with the faction, revealing that they had operated under the BAKOURA BUDUMA-led faction for 15 years in KWALLARAM, located in the Lake Chad Islands. The recovery of various items from the surrendering terrorists underscores the significance of this event. These items include One × AK 47 rifle, 3 x AK 47 rifle magazines, 90 x rounds of 7.62mm special, one magazine carrier, and One x Mobile phone belonging to Ibrahim Mohammed.

“While One x AK 47 riffle, 5 x magazines, 101 × rounds of 7.62millimeter special, One x Mobile Phone, One × magazine carrier, 2 × Hand Grenades, and One × Hand Held Radio belonging to Auwal Mohammed WANKA. The surrendered fighters are currently in custody for further investigation.”

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