The Nigerian Army on Friday tweeted that over 200 members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect have surrendered to troops.

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Also, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Yusha’u Abubakar, said after the capture of Banki, a Nigerian border town with Cameroon, on Thursday, over 200 members of the insurgency group willingly surrendered to the military.

Abubakar, who spoke to journalists at about 11am on Friday, said, “I have just received information from our troops about an hour ago that over 200 Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to them.”

He disclosed that what would have been a major disaster in Maiduguri was averted on Wednesday night.

The commander explained that the suspected bomber was caught at Medinatu mosque in the Low Cost area of Maiduguri, monitoring the area with the intention of planting an improvised explosives device.

Abubakar added that the suspected Boko Haram member had given information that might lead to the arrest of those who planted the Sunday’s multiple bombs in Maiduguri that killed scores of residents.

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