The Headquarters of the Nigerian Army has disclosed the surrender of about 104 members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province, ISWAP, and their families to the troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa, Borno State.
Releasing a statement on Monday, the Nigerian Army said the surrendered terrorists and their families comprises 22 males, 27 females, and 55 children.
According to the statement, the surrendered terrorists were received on Saturday.
Meanwhile, an intelligence source in the axis told PRNigeria that many other families of the terrorists were seen fleeing Marte forest to other places like Buningil, Bakkassi, Doron Liman, and Daban Alfa axis within lake chad region.
The source added that the relocation followed recent military airstrikes killing four high-ranking commanders of the terrorist group.
The source had said: “Those killed are Amir Abdulrahman of Abbaganaram; Imam Tujja, Imam of Bukar Mairam; Malam Ibrahim, Amir of Jubularam and Bakura Imar, another high ranking ISWAP Commander among several foot soldiers of the terrorist group.
“While some wounded terrorists were evacuated to Kirta Wulgo for Medical attention, we are aware of movements of their women and children towards Buningil, Bakkassi, Doron Liman, and Daban Alfa.
“I am not aware of the vulnerable people especially the women and children being relocated are going to surrender to the Nigerian troops,” the source added.