No fewer than 240 members of Boko Haram sect have surrendered following sustained ground and air raid at their hideouts by the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
The Task Force, made up of soldiers from Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, had embarked on Operation Gama Aiki to flush out the insurgents from the countries.
A statement by Colonel Muhammad Dole, Chief Military Public Information Officer, said the mass defection took place in Sector 2 Area of Responsibility (AOR) Bagasola in Chad.
Most of the insurgents handed over their arms to the nearest locations of the ground forces in the operation areas.
The statement added that the soldiers had succeeded in blocking logistics supply routes to the insurgents causing the Boko Haram members and their families to abandon their locations and surrendered.
It said defectors are being profiled and camped in Bagasola where they were addressed by the Commander MNJTF, Major General Lamidi Adeosun.
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