A high profile Boko Haram Commander has surrendered alongside his four wives to troops of the Nigerian Army.
This was disclosed by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche while addressing journalists on Wednesday, in Abuja.
Although Enenche did not give further details on the surrendered Boko Haram commander, he said the success was recorded as a result of actionable intelligence by the troops.
“In the north-east, within the period under review, troops of operation Lafiya Dole conducted a series of air and ground operations on terrorist enclaves t different locations in Borno, Yobe, Taraba and Adamawa State.
“Notably, a high profile Boko Haram terrorist commander surrendered with four of his wives to our troops,” he said.
According to him, the operations also led to the arrest of one Boko Haram fighter at Kamuya in Biu Local Government Area of (LGA) of Borno, while nine other criminals were arrested in Wukari LGA of Taraba.
“Caches of arms and ammunition, as well as equipment and motorcycles, were also recovered.
“Meanwhile, troops repelled BHT/ISWAP attacks on civilians and own troops at Wajiroko in Damboa LGA of Borno on Sept. 17 and Sept. 20.
“The troops neutralised several of the terrorists and recovered arms and ammunition,” he said.