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Boko Haram runs short of food, weapons as floods take over hideouts

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Hundreds of Boko Haram insurgents and their families have deserted their camps as flood wreaked havoc on their enclaves, forcing them to move to safe locations on the fringes of Sambisa Forest.

Of recent, over 70 fighters of Boko Haram drowned while over 200 insurgents, including five commanders, were killed following the airstrikes by the Nigerian military at the weekend.

It was gathered that the overflow of the Yedzaram River affected several insurgents’ camps in Sheuri, Kumshe ward and Gaizuwa axis Sunday morning which reportedly prompted the relocation.

It was further learnt that the insurgents had run out of logistics and weapons, and relocated pending when they would get supply and strategise.

Similarly, Goni Farooq, a top Boko Haram commander reportedly surrendered to the troops at Banki Junction in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State on Sunday.

A security source according to Dailytrust revealed that he came out with a motorcycle, RPG, Anti- Aircraft gun, AK47, 5 magazines with live ammunition, solar panels and clothes among others.


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