Paul Obi in Abuja
Following sustained bombardment on suspected location of Boko Haram terrorists by troops of the 26 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, over 700 members of the terrorist group have surrendered.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen. Sani Usman explained that â€œout of the 700, 70 have come out of hiding and are being profiled. The rest are expected to come out from hiding the coming days.
â€œPreliminary investigation has shown that among them were key commanders and influential members of the terrorists group, one of whom matches suspect number 225 on Boko Haram terrorists most wanted list released by the Nigerian Army.
â€œSo far, the surrendered terrorists have been making useful statements and it is expected that many more of them will surrender,â€ Usman stated