The Defense Headquarters on Thursday said six top terrorist commanders surrendered to troops in the North-East on July 13, 2022.
Those who surrendered according to the military high command are Mala Hassan, a governor; a three-star commander, Jafar Hamma; Musa Bashir, a Chief Anur; Ali Madagali, a Munzur; Buba Dahiru, a Munzur, and Abbali Nakib Polisawa.
The Director of Defense Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko, disclosed this while briefing journalists on the activities of troops between June 30 and July 14.
Onyeuko said on 13 July 2022 that six top terrorist commanders surrendered to their troops in Gwoza.
He said that It is pertinent to note that since the surrendering of terrorists to their troops, the high calibre of commanders surrendered at this time is unprecedented among them a Wali (Governor) and Kaid (a three-star commander).
“The surrendered are; Mallam Mala Hassan (Wali), Ali Madagali (Munzur), Musa Bashir (Chief Anur), Buba Dahiru (Munzur), Jafar Hamma (Kaid) and Abbali Nakib Polisawa.
“Also, about 3,858 Boko Haram terrorists and their families surrendered between July 1 and 14 2022, comprising 505 males, 1,042 females and 2,311 children.
All surrendered Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists and their families were profiled and documented.
He also said troops killed over 63 terrorists in separate operations during the period under review.