The news of the likely death of the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau may have weakened the heart of his fighters who are said to be surrendering to the Nigerian Army.
Barely, 24 hours after 5 of the fighters surrendered with large cache or ammunitions in Konduga, another set of terrorists numbering 10 has surrendered to the troops in Kawuri, the town a bloody battle raged between troops and the terrorists a fortnight ago leaving over 50 terrorists dead, the Defence Headquarters have said.
The terrorist might have seen that their mission to attack Maiduguri would no longer be feasible with the death of their leader and have resulted to laying down their arms.
In a tweet on the incident posted its handle yesterday, the Defence headquarters said, “Another Set of 10 Terrorists yesterday surrendered to Troops at Kawuri. In custody for necessary security debriefing”With the latest number of fighters surrendering, it is gathered that about 40 terrorists including those from Konduga have so far surrender.
One Fabricated Artillery Gun, Two Anti – Aircraft gun, an armoured vehicle and assorted types of ammunition were captured in the process of the surrender in Konduga.
Some hardware, weapons, food items and personal belongings were also destroyed in the Raid.
One Officer and Two Soldiers were seriously wounded in the confrontation.