160,000 Boko Haram insurgents, families have surrendered – Gov Zulum


The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has disclosed that about 160,000 Boko Haram insurgents and their families have surrendered.

According to him, their surrender was as a result of the non-kinetic efforts of the Nigerian Military.

The governor said this on Tuesday when the defence minister alongside the service chiefs paid an operational visit to the Theatre Command, Operation Hadin Kai, OPHK, in Maiduguri.

He, however, sought the support of the military in terms of manpower development to enable the state to curtail trans-border small arms and light weapons proliferation.

“We have insurgency in other part of the country but the security in the northeast is very important for the stability of the country because of the porous borders with Niger, Cameroon and Chad Republics.

“We have to ensure that we don’t have safe haven for ISWAP in the northeast as the Sahel is now a major problem,” he said

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