Borno State Government has confirmed that 106 people have regained freedom from terrorist sect, Boko Haram, and made their way to troops of the Multinational Joint Taskforce.
Of the number, 94 were Nigerians who were later handed over to representatives of the Borno State Government, led by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, KakaShehu Lawan.
A statement shared on the verified social media handles of Borno State Government said the MNJTF on Tuesday received 106 civilians who escaped from the Boko Haram terrorists.
The statement read in part, “Troops of the MNJTF received 106 civilians who escaped from the Boko Haram terrorists and surrendered. 94 of the escapees were Nigerians, who were handed over to a delegation of Borno government at a remote location in the republic of Chad.
“Of the 94 Nigerians, there were 37 adult males, 17 adult females and 40 children. The 106 escapees included Cameroonians and Chadian.”
According to the Commander of the MNJTF, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf, some of the escapees voluntarily surrendered themselves to the Headquarters Sector 1 of the MNJTF in far North Cameroon, while the women and children were rescued.
The returnees will be subjected to interrogation to determine their level of involvement with the sect.