Matters Arising learnt that, more Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) members has reportedly surrendered to the Nigerian military.
They presented themselves to Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) conducting counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in North-East.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations in a press release stated there have been sustained air and ground bombardments on hideouts in Sambisa forest.
Nwachukwu noted that 18 terrorists led their families to troops and laid down arms.
The insurgents had been with a total of 18 grownup females and 19 children from Chingori and different surrounding villages round Sambisa.
Five 5 AK 47 rifles, 1 foreign AK 47 rifle with telescopic sight, 1 Fabrique Nationale rifle, 8 AK 47 rifle magazines, 1 FN rifle magazine, 1 Bandolier, 3 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and N7,700.00 had been recovered.
Additionally, a Boko Haram fighter from Abuja Asamau village in Sambisa surrendered to troops.
He submitted his AK 47 rifle, 2 magazines, 1 Magazine holder, 1 spherical of 7.62mm ammunition and N5,000.
Over 100 Boko Haram and ISWAP members have turned themselves in the final two weeks.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya has charged troops to remain dedicated to the war against terrorism.