One hundred and four fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), including their families have surrendered to Nigerian troops.
They surrendered to the Nigerian troops on Saturday at Damboa, Borno State.
Those who surrendered are 22 male, 27 female and 55 children.
The Nigerian Army in a statement said “ISWAP fighters and their families numbering 104 comprising 22 males, 27 females and 55 children surrendered to troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa, Borno State on Saturday 5 February 2022.”
ISWAP terrorists have been responsible for thousands of deaths in northeast Nigeria, along with Boko Haram.
The group gained prominence after it successfully killed Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram’s leader. Since the death of Shekau, ISWAP has been the main terrorist group in northeast Nigeria.