Following relentless onslaught by Nigerian troops, many members of the Boko Haram terrorists group are beginning to surrender voluntarily. Some of them submitted themselves and their weapons to the leadership of the troops in Konduga, during a further campaign at the weekend.
So far, over 40 insurgents had surrendered their weapons and had confirmed to the authorities that their leader, Abubakar Shekau, was killed in the Konduga attack. It was gathered that Shekau, who was moved by the killing of one of his commanders in Bama town of Borno State, had ordered a full scale war on the military, before he met his death at Konduga.
In the last few days, there have been several attempts by terrorists desperate to gain entry to Konduga to recover bodies of prominent fighters who had died in the previous encounters in the area, a move which the Nigerian troops had continued to foil.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian troops have recovered more weapons during the mop-up operations while some of the terrorists’ vehicles have been destroyed.