The Nigeria navy says practically 6,000 Boko Haram members together with commanders, fighters and their households have surrendered to the authorities within the final couple of weeks, the BBC experiences.
Cameroon had additionally introduced the give up of a whole lot of Boko Haram militants within the nation not too long ago.
In Nigeria, the mass give up of the members of the militant group is a results of the extraordinary navy offensive within the northeast of the nation, the military says.
The loss of life of Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau in Might could possibly be another excuse.
Lots of his followers have both surrendered to the authorities or switched their loyalty to the rival group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
The Nigerian authorities say they’re now profiling those that have surrendered for attainable de-radicalisation and rehabilitation.
However some Nigerians are sceptical about reintegrating the previous fighters again into the society – citing attainable dangers.
In keeping with the UN, the insurgency by Boko Haram that started in 2009 has triggered the loss of life of greater than 300,000 folks and the displacement of thousands and thousands of others in Nigeria and a number of other different nations within the Lake Chad area.