Many “hungry” terrorists surrender to military in Borno

The number of people who surrendered has been put at seventy six and they include women and children.

Abubakar Shekau in the middle, with other lieutenants.

The disclosure was made to The Associated Press by a military source and a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

They are currently being held at a military facility in Maiduguri, the state capital, according to AP.

They are also said to have told troops that more members of the sect are ready to surrender.

The development confirms claims by Information Minister, Lai Mohammed that the terrorists are hungry and confused.

“In essence, the insurgents have been effectively denied territory or sanctuary and are now in disarray,” Mohammed had said on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, during a press conference in Abuja.

“Scattered, demoralized and hungry, they have resorted to terror tactics available to a degraded and defeated insurgent group. The fact that they operate in a few local governments does not equate to holding and controlling territories. We must make that distinction,” he added.

President Muhammadu Buhari also recently said that the sect no longer poses a threat to Nigeria.

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