According to Punch, no fewer than 51 of the insurgents, comprising two of their commanders, Ba’a Usman (Munzir) and Alhaji Ari (Nakib), and 49 fighters surrendered to troops of the Operation Hadin Kai Thearter Command, in Damboa, 85 kilometres south of Maiduguri, on Sunday, November 20.
A military source, Zagazola Makama, investigation revealed that the insurgents sneaked out of the surrounding Sambisa forest, where they had been hiding and waging a campaign of terror.
Authoritative sources said that by mid-November, about 100,000 insurgents, comprising combatants and non-combatants and their families, had surrendered to Nigerian troops.
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