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Seven years after, abducted Chibok schoolgirl, Boko Haram husband surrender 

Anthony Iwuoma

A former student of Government Secondary School, GSS, Chibok, in Borno State, and her husband, a suspected Boko Haram-ISWAP terrorist, have surrendered to troops of the Nigerian Army in the North-east.

The former student was among the 276 schoolgirls abducted from the school by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014.
According to a report by reliable sources close to security agencies, the couple surrendered themselves to Nigerian troops at an unknown location, around the Lake Chad region.

About 100 of the abducted schoolgirls are reportedly still in the captivity of the insurgents, as some of them had escaped or been released after negotiation with the government.

According to the report, a credible intelligence source in Maiduguri revealed that some other Boko Haram-ISWAP insurgents have voluntarily reached out to the military, indicating their interests to surrender and lay down their arms.

“The terrorists’ resolve to surrender may not be unconnected with the destruction of their enclaves and camps by the Nigerian military airstrikes and ground bombardment; and the outbreak of killer diseases together with food scarcity, which have badly hit the terrorists.

”In fact, there are many ISWAP and Boko Haram members that are willing to surrender as soon as possible but the military and other security services will ensure the needful is done for national security,” the officer said.