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More than 2.7 thousand Boko Haram militants laid down their arms in Nigeria in a month


In Nigeria, 2,783 militants of the terrorist organization Boko Haram laid down their arms in a month.

Acting told reporters about it. the press secretary of the Ministry of Defense of the West African country Bernard Onyeko.

According to him, the next stage of operations against terrorists operating in a number of regions of the African country lasted from September 2 to 30.

During this period, 85 Boko Haram militants and 293 members of armed gangs were neutralized, a spokesman for the department said.

90 members of illegal armed groups were detained.

Despite the ongoing operations in recent years, Boko Haram continues to pose a serious security problem in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria.

Boko Haram has been operating since the early 2000s. In total, over 20 thousand people became victims of the extremist organization.

Since 2015, Boko Haram has also carried out attacks in Cameroon, Chad and Niger. In the area of ​​Lake Chad, at least two thousand people became victims of terrorists.

Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in these countries due to terrorist attacks and clashes.

The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).



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