Boko Haram Fighters Surrender To Troops


BEVERLY HILLS, September 21, (THEWILL) - At least five Boko Haram fighters Saturday surrendered to federal troops with all their weapons in Konduga, Borno State, pleading for mercy, according to Nigeria's Defence Headquarters.

Their surrender is coming barely 24 hours after news emerged that the leader of the terrorist organization, Abubakar Shekau was one of those killed by troops during a battle in Konduga a few days ago.

'As the heat on terrorists continues, 5 terrorists yesterday surrendered with all their weapons to troops @#Konduga pleading for mercy

'Other captured terrorists have also been giving useful information on the subsequent plans of the group in an apparent offer to cooperate,' the DHQ said in a tweet Sunday.

Federal troops recorded successes earlier in the week when they repelled a Boko Haram push for Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, killing several terrorists and captured a tank, trucks, long range weapons as well as guns and rocket propelled grenade launchers.