Why I surrendered to soldiers – Repentant Boko Haram terrorist

By Ad on 21/09/2021

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A repentant Boko Haram terrorist who has just surrendered to counter-insurgency troops in Borno State has spoken of why he came out of the bush where he had lived for six years with Boko Haram terrorists carrying out attacks in North East Nigeria.

The suspect, who is current undergoing profiling at a Nigerian Army facility in Borno State, said that he was fooled into joining the terror organisation.

He said the terrorists used religion, intimidation and threats to recruit members.

The suspect (names withheld for security reasons) assured those doubting the sincerity of his true repentance, saying that there is no cause for alarm.

He said God knows and sees the sincerity of terrorists like himself.

The repentant terrorist, who described life in the bush as hell, confessed that they would have surrendered a long time ago but that they were afraid of being killed by soldiers, forcing them to remain with the terrorists.

He said he was able to overcome those fears a few days ago when he and his family surrendered to troops and since then life has been good to him.

‘I joined the terrorist group six years ago and have remained in the bush as a slave because you don’t have your freedom,’ he said.

‘I would have surrendered a long time ago along ago but I was afraid that if I come out of the bush the soldiers would kill so I had to still remain with the terrorists.

‘I realised that I was being misled, misinformed into fighting and taking arms and I am happy with the way I have been received and I am appealing to other terrorists to drop their arms and embrace peace and they would not be killed. I have a wife and I came out with her.

‘I came out with my guns which I surrendered  to the soldiers.

‘I suffered in the bush, our commanders misled us that we were fighting a just cause and we hardly eat good food when I surrendered, the civilian JTF that I first met did not harm me. Many of my colleagues who are still in the bush are willing to come out. If I had their phone numbers off heart I would have called to assure them to come out,’ he told reporters who were on tour of the counterinsurgency operations in the North East with the Director Army public relations in Borno State. (Daily Sun)

Posted 21/09/2021 11:22:15 PM

 

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