VMT News Ltd
No 1 News Site in Nigeria

MNJTF Secures Surrender of Boko Haram Commanders in Lake Chad Region

70

In a significant development in the ongoing efforts to restore peace in the Lake Chad region, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has announced the surrender of two commanders of the Boko Haram faction of BAKOURA BUDUMA.

In a statement, Chief of Military Public Information Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi said, on March 25, 2024, Ibrahim Muhammed and Auwal Muhammed, also known as WANKA, surrendered to the troops of Sector 3 MNJTF in Nigeria.

This breakthrough he said, is credited to the intensified kinetic and non-kinetic operations targeting terrorist groups within Sector 3 MNJTF. The two individuals, who were active commanders operating in the Lake Chad Islands, made the decision to surrender amid mounting pressure from ongoing military actions.

During the preliminary investigation, Ibrahim and Auwal Muhammed disclosed their long-standing affiliation with the faction, revealing that they had operated under the BAKOURA BUDUMA-led faction for 15 years in KWALLARAM, located in the Lake Chad Islands. The recovery of various items from the surrendering terrorists underlines the significance of this event. These items include One AK-47 rifle, three AK-47 rifle magazines, 90 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one magazine carrier, and one mobile phone belonging to Ibrahim Mohammed. Additionally, one AK-47 rifle, five magazines, 101 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one mobile phone, one magazine carrier, two hand grenades, and one handheld radio belonging to Auwal Mohammed WANKA were recovered.

The surrendered fighters are currently in custody for further investigation as authorities work to gather more intelligence and information that could aid in the ongoing efforts to combat terrorism in the region. This surrender marks a significant achievement in the fight against Boko Haram and highlights the continued commitment of the MNJTF to bring peace and stability to the Lake Chad region.

Support Voice Media Trust journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country, we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to Voice Media Trust, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate into:

Dollar Account:

  • A/C NO: 3003093745
    A/C NAME: VOICE MEDIA TRUST LTD
    BANK: UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA

Naira Account:

  • A/C NO: 1023717841
    A/C NAME: VOICE  MEDIA TRUST LTD
    BANK: UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA

Leave a Reply