Nigerian Army confirms surrender of top Boko Haram commander, four wives

Nigerian Army confirms surrender of top Boko Haram commander, four wives

The Nigerian Army, on Thursday, September 24, confirmed that a top Boko Haram Commander has surrendered alongside his four wives.

Furthermore, several Boko Haram insurgents and seven bandits were killed in an operation that saw the rescue of eight kidnapped victims at Fankama and Sabon Layi area of Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State by the troops.

This was disclosed by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche while addressing journalists in Abuja.

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Although Enenche did not give further details on the surrendered Boko Haram commander, he said the success was recorded as a result of actionable intelligence by the troops.

“In the north-east, within the period under review, troops of operation Lafiya Dole conducted a series of air and ground operations on terrorist enclaves t different locations in Borno, Yobe, Taraba and Adamawa State.

“Notably, a high profile Boko Haram terrorist commander surrendered with four of his wives to our troops,” he said.

Meanwhile, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says Enugu State is endemic for baby factories, child abuse, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation.

The Director-General of NAPTIP, Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, said this on Wednesday, September 24, in Enugu during an advocacy visit to the palace of Igwe Julius Nnaji, the Traditional Ruler of Nike in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state.

Okah-Donli said that although all the states in the federation were affected by migration and human trafficking, Enugu state remained endemic.

She said that the agency rescued no fewer than 444 indigenes of the state; comprising 339 females and 105 males from the vice between 2004 and July 2020.

“These victims were subjected to child abuse; sale of baby; domestic servitude; foreign travels; and sexual exploitation,” she said.

The NAPTIP boss listed Enugu North; Enugu South; Enugu East; Nsukka; Igboeze South; Igboeze North; Aninri; and Awgu as the most endemic local government areas.


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