A top Boko Haram commander identified as Amir Adamu Rugu Rugu and his family, have surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
Daily Trust reports that Rugu was known for deadly attacks against troops and commuters around Mandara hill and Sambisa forest in Gwoza area.
The newspaper said a top security source confirmed that the insurgent surrendered alongside his three wives and children in Gwoza town.
“All Praise be to Almighty Allah, the famous Boko Haram, Amir Adamu Rugu Rugu surrendered in today in Gwoza town. Karshen BH yazo insha Allah,” a resident of the town was quoted as saying.
About 1,000 Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram commanders and fighters have surrendered to the Nigerian army in recent months, following sustained land and air bombardments of their enclaves and hideouts in the North-east.