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Boko Haram Commander Surrenders To Army In Borno State

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Notorious Boko Haram commander, Amir Adamu Rugu Rugu, has surrendered to the Nigerian Army.

Rugu was responsible for some of the dreaded attacks against troops around Mandara hill and Sambisa forest.

He surrendered himself to troops alongside three of his wives and some children in Gwoza town, Borno State.

A resident who spoke with journalists said: “All Praise be to Almighty Allah, the famous Boko Haram, Amir Adamu Rugu Rugu surrendered in today in Gwoza town.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State government, through its commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, had confirmed that 11 abducted persons had escaped from captivity.

Aruwan who made this revelation in a statement on Thursday, August 12, disclosed that according to available security reports, the 11 persons escaped from kidnappers’ den in Sabon Birni town of Igabi LGA.

The commissioner added that the escapees were abducted from Dumbin Rauga in the Zaria area and also along the Kaduna-Zaria highway.

The statement read: “Reports from security agencies have informed the Kaduna State Government that 11 hostages escaped from bandits’ camps at the outskirts of Sabon Birni town of Igabi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

“According to the reports, ongoing security operations dislodged many of the bandits’ camps, leaving them in disarray and enabling the escape of the hostages being held there.”

It was also reported that some Boko Haram terrorists had surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai. The new Boko Haram members are reported to be about 1,081. They include some senior commanders and their families.

They reportedly surrendered after sustained military land and air bombardments of their enclaves and hideouts in the northeast.

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