The source also disclosed that people were surprised to discover that the bombers were actually males dressed like females after security came to the scene.
WorldStage Newsonline- Nigerian Army said 80 Boko Haram terrorists on Thursday surrendered en mass to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in Bama, Borno State.
The statement was issued by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, in Abuja on Wednesday.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his delegation have received criticism for reportedly missing a United Nations meeting Friday in New York to discuss Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency and the millions of displaced persons in the Lake Chad area.
While we may have reservations on the strategies of previous administration of Goodluck Jonathan in counter-terrorism, we are aware of the successes recorded towards the tail end of that administration.
Boko Haram, which controls parts of northeastern Nigeria, started its militancy against the government in 2009.
In a related development, the army has said it was willing to pardon Boko Haram fighters willing to lay down their arms. He emphasised that while Boko Haram celebrates violence against the weak and the innocent, they, however, hide behind their perverted interpretation of Islam, saying that “Boko Haram is as far away from Islam as anyone can think of”. When a commander is in the midst of soldiers in the frontline, the morale is at an all time high. “Those who were dismissed were investigated, recalled and are now being retrained”.
The Army had on September 25 said 200 self-acclaimed terrorists turned themselves in just as Nigerian troops captured Banki, an economically important and strategic town noted for fishing, and where major economic and trading activities between Nigeria, Cameroon and Central African countries take place. Modu is a member of the highest decision-making body in Boko Haram.