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Boko Haram Kills Over 300 Members Planning To Surrender – Borno Govt

Boko Haram Kills Over 300 Members Planning To Surrender – Borno Govt

Over 300 insurgents and their families were killed by Boko Haram and ISWAP commanders as they attempted to surrender to government authorities in North East Nigeria.

The terrorists were killed in mass to disrupt the ongoing dialogue and surrendering process of repentant terrorists in Borno State, according to the government.

Brig Gen. Ishaq Abdullahi (rtd), the special adviser to the governor of Borno State on security matters, made the revelation yesterday in an interview in Maiduguri.

According to him, over 90,000 Boko Haram fighters and their families had surrendered to the state government in the last 17 months as a result of the peace talks with the fighters.

He stated that over 95 percent of Boko Haram diehard commanders were killed in military operations or infighting between warring factions.

Abdullahi said, “The advantage we have in this peace dialogue is the death of the late Abubakar Shekau and the political will as well as the willingness of the people to forgive.

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“They warned that nobody should pick my calls or be eliminated in Sambisa, they actually eliminated more than 300 fighters and their families who were coming out. Just last week they killed three commanders and their families who were about to escape. It is sad to hear that but this is to tell you what we are doing.

“So, any surrendered Boko Haram you see in the camp now have risked his life to come out, in fact, there was one that was coming out and he said sir, pray for me,  so it is 50/ 50 for them. It is so bad that the commanders are killing the children, women, and disabled people to instill fear in them.”

“Just last week, there was a video that they wore red clothes on them, they were Amirs that had accepted to come but unfortunately they were eliminated to instill fear in those who are willing to surrender,” Ishaq revealed.

“Again, we are so lucky that over 95 percent of Boko Haram commanders diehard are dead, they are dead. It makes it easy for us to speak with them and persuade them to drop their weapon to embrace peace.

“I must say this infighting between Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram fighters has helped us but most importantly, the death of commanders played a key role in our success.

Boko Haram Kills Over 300 Members Planning To Surrender – Borno Govt

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