A notorious Boko Haram commander identified as Amir Adamu Ruga Ruga and his family has surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
Amir was known for attacks against military men and travelers around Mandara hill and Sambisa forest in the Gwoza area.
A top security source that disclosed the development noted that the Boko commander surrenders alongside three wives and children in Gwoza town.
A resident of Gwoza who spoke with Daily Trust noted that Amir is popular in the town.
“All Praise be to Almighty Allah, the famous Boko Haram, Amir Adamu Rugu Rugu surrendered in today in Gwoza town. Karsten BH yazo Insha Allah,” he said.
The Nigerian military in a statement earlier released had claimed that the development is due to the sustained land and air bombardments of terrorist hideouts in the North East.