In January, 2017 alone, more than one thousand members of radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram, surrendered to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Channels Television is reporting.
The terrorists who have been repeatedly annihilated by the Nigerian Army in series of reprisal and ambush attacks, have been depleted in recent months, and the report about their surrender may be signalling an end to insurgency in Nigeria.
Sanusi Abdullahi, head of the JTF crew, informed the defence chiefs from Lake Chad Basin Authority in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital while
imploring countries which were affected by terrorism to ensure stability and peace in their areas.
This news is also coming on the heels of a report by the Nigerian Air Force that Boko Haram terrorists’ vehicle mounted were on Friday, February 24, destroyed with anti-aircraft gun in Borno state.
The Air Force made this known in a press release on Saturday, February 25, which was accompanied by a video.
“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets yesterday successfully intercepted a group of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) moving in an Hilux vehicle mounted with anti-aircraft gun.
“The armed vehicle was sighted at Talala in Northern Borno by an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft on patrol, which then called for strike by combat platform,” the statement read in part.