Hundreds of jihadists surrender in Nigeria - army

Hundreds of jihadists surrender in Nigeria – army

More than 100 members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap) jihadist group and their families have surrendered, Nigerian army said.

The Nigerian army said on Twitter that jihadists including 22 men, 27 women and 55 children have surrendered over the weekend in the north-east.

Local media reports that while hundreds of jihadists militants have surrendered to authorities, the 13-year old insurgency continues.

On Saturday, three civilians were reportedly abducted by Iswap fighters at Mandaragirau village, in what appeared to be a reprisal attack, after 25 insurgents drowned near Lake Chad.

The lslamist militants were attempting to cross a deep river while fleeing air strikes by the Nigerian Air Force jets, the BBC reports.

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