Over 200 members of Boko Haram have thrown in the towel, when they surrendered to the Nigerian Armed Forces fighting insurgency in the northeastern part of the country.

Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Yusha’u Abubakar, explained that shortly after troops captured Banki, a Nigerian border town with Cameroon on Thursday, over 200 members of Boko Haram surrendered willingly to the military.

He explained that, “I have just received information from our troops about an hour ago that over 200 Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to them.”

The commander further revealed that what would have been a major disaster in Maiduguri was averted on Wednesday night.

General Abubakar maintained that a suspected bomber was apprehended at Medinatu mosque in the Low Cost area of Maiduguri, while monitoring the area with the intention of planting an improvised explosive device.

The commander added that the suspected Boko Haram member had earlier dished out information that could lead to the arrest of those who planted the Sunday’s multiple bombs in Maiduguri that killed scores of residents.

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