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Notorious terrorists’ commander, Lawal Kwalba, surrenders to troops in Kaduna

By Sumaila Ogbaje

Abuja, May 29, 2024

A notorious terrorist commander,  Lawal Kwalba has surrendered to troops of the Nigerian Army, following intensified military operations targeting terrorists’ enclaves in Kaduna State.

Army authorities made this known in a post on its official X handle on Wednesday.

It said the surrender of the notorious terrorist commander on Tuesday, was a significant victory for the counter-terrorism efforts of the troops.

The Army said the troops’ relentless operational  activities had been pivotal in pressuring terrorist factions, leading to Kwalba’s decision to surrender with his fighters.

According to the post, this development marks a crucial step in the ongoing fight against terrorism in Kaduna state and the broader region.

“During the surrender, troops recovered two AK-47 rifles, a motorbike, and two magazines loaded with 7.62 mm Special ammunition from the surrendered terrorist.

“Kwalba is currently undergoing thorough profiling at a military facility.

“This process is expected to provide valuable insights that can  aid in dismantling the remaining terrorist networks.

“The Nigerian Army will continue to demonstrate its commitment to restoring  peace and security in the region.

“The surrender of a high-profile terrorist commander like Lawal Kwalba underscores effectiveness of the ongoing counter-terrorism operations,” it said.

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