The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday confirmed that a notorious Boko Haram Commander, Saleh Mustapha has surrendered to troops of the Nigerian Army.
The DHQ revealed that Mustapha surrendered in Bama, Borno State to troops of Operation Hadin Kai, in the northeast.
The Director of Defence Media Operations, Bernard Onyeuko gave the confirmation in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the activities of the Nigerian Military between March 25 and April 7, 2022.
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He added that as at April 5, a total of 51,114 insurgents and families comprising of 11,398 men, 15,381 women, and 24,335 children had so far surrendered to the troops.
In the period under review, the troops also killed many of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists while 22 spies, 11 bandits, and three logistics suppliers were arrested with 30 civilians rescued.
Weapons including one battle tank, five artillery guns, two GTS, and three AA guns were also recovered from the insurgents.