The Nigerian Army says no fewer than 200 suspected Boko Haram terrorists surrendered to troops that overran them on the Bama-Banki axis of Borno State.
He said the arrested kingpin revealed that the Boko Haram terrorists that attacked Kirawa and Kolofata in northern Cameroon were from Dara Jamel village in Nigeria.
The army’s public relations director, Col. Sani Usman, told Punch, a Nigerian newspaper, army special forces cleared two Boko Haram camps outside Jangurori and Bulatori villages.
While praising the policies of new Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari in tackling Boko Haram since he took office in May, the cardinal said successes had also against the terror group has been achieved by of Christian President Goodluck Jonathan.
The extremists have killed around 15,000 people in a six-year insurgency which has left more than two million homeless.
This has given some hope to the families of those who have been kidnapped, especially the families of the girls from Chibok.
But while the radical Islamist militants operate out of Nigeria and U.N. aid chief Stephen O’Brien said that is where most people have been displaced by their attacks, Nigeria did not send anyone to the United Nations event.
The party said that the terrorists are feeling the tremendous heat, which has been turned on them; therefore, they are now surrendering in droves to the gallant troops of the Nigerian army.
Boko Haram has increasingly and violently asserted itself not only in Cameroon and its home base of Nigeria, but also in other western and central African countries, including Niger, Benin and Chad. Amnesty global said earlier this year that Boko Haram had seized more than 2,000 women and girls since January 2014, as part of their quest to establish a hardline Islamic state in the region.
Shekau has not been seen on video since February and until an audio message last month had not spoken since March, when he proclaimed Boko Haram’s allegiance to the so-called Islamic State group.