The Nigerian Army has gifted clothes and food items to over 1000 Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province fighters whom the military claimed surrendered to troops in Borno State during a clearance operation.
SaharaReporters was told that the repentant fighters were 335, while their family members were 746 women and children, adding up to 1,081 persons.
Among the surrendered were the logistics suppliers for the Boko Haram and ISWAP, Musa Adamu, aka Mala Musa Abuja, and his second-in-command, Usman Adamu, who turned themselves in to the troops of Operation Hadin Kai of the Nigerian Army.
It was gathered that the repentant terrorists surrendered in the Bama Local Government Area of Borno State alongside their families and followers.
The Acting General Officer Commanding, 7 Division, and Commander Sector 1 OPHK, Abdulwahab Eyitayo, received them at Headquarters 21 Special Armoured Brigade, Bama.
The General reportedly advised the repentant fighters to convince their former colleagues to stop participating in terrorism, embrace peace and rehabilitation.
He disclosed that the former insurgents would undergo a rehabilitation process at a government facility before reintegration.
The repentant insurgents thereafter received the new clothes, food items, groceries and toiletries.
The ex-fighters were 335 in number, while adult women and children were 746.