45 BOKO HARAM/ISWAP FIGHTERS SURRENDER TO THE NIGERIAN ARMY
Reports indicate that about 45 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists comprising 14 teenagers and 31 others on Monday surrendered to the Nigerian Army.
Eons Intelligence gathered that they surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai at Konduga LGA of Borno on Monday
Sources disclose that among the 45 repentant terrorists, 21 are from Garin Dinya and 24 from jaja kalwa villages.
Five of the ex-Boko Haram-ISWAP fighters revealed that they were forced to join the terrorists’ groups.
Modu Malaram from Jaja Kalwa said; “Wallahi, most of us were young or weak to fight the Boko Haram Commanders who picked us from our villages.
“All the while, we knew the group is evil, but could not fight or protest because we could have been killed. Those that attempted to flee were summarily executed in our presence.
“Even though I, my wife and my child have surrendered, I am not sure if the people in our village would trust us again.”
One of the ex terrorists, Malaram, said the division between the terrorists’ groups distracted their Commanders. This prompted him to surrender to Nigerian troops.
He said; “After the death of Shekau, there were infighting and divisions, which made some of us happy. And then, the aerial bombardments by the military were sustained which forced many of us to flee our forests’ camps. This is what made us to come out and surrender."