Around 240 Boko Haram activists are accounted for to have intentionally surrendered in Chad after they went under extraordinary fire from the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
“The capability of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) ground troops and joint Air operation during the Operation GAMA AIKI constrained an enormous abandonment of remainders of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT),” the Chief Military Public Information Officer, Muhammad Dole, said in an announcement.
The militants gave themselves in in the Chadian town of Bagasola.
According to Dole, the MNJTF forces blocked the militant group’s logistics supply routes, making their locations untenable.
“Sustained offensive operations and blockage of logistics supply routes made the terrorists’ locations untenable; as a result, BHT and their families abandoned their locations and surrendered with their arms to the nearest locations of the ground forces in the operation areas,” he said.
Boko Haram has waged a decade-long Islamist war in West Africa, killing thousands and displacing hundreds of thousands more.