ICC Note: The Nigerian Army has reported that 77 members of Boko Haram have surrendered after the Army successfully rescued 245 captives of the terrorist group. This is a result of the Nigerian Army’s attempts to eradicate Boko Haram in the North-East of Nigeria; this is one of their greatest steps forward in doing so. Boko Haram has plagued the country for the past 7 years, kidnapping, raping, and killing hundreds of people. As a radical Islamic terrorist group, they are known for especially targeting Christians in their violence.
By Kingsley Omonobi
06/02/2016, Abuja, Nigeria (AllAfrica) – The Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that troops prosecuting the war to rid the North-East of the remnants of Boko Haram recorded a breakthrough when 77 members of the Boko Haram sect surrendered to soldiers of the 122 Task Force Battalion.
The capitulation of the terrorists comes on the heels of the rescue by troops of 245 captives taken hostage by the terrorists particularly women and children in different operations while scores of the terrorists were killed.
Thank God for the breakthrough!!!