Boko Haram kills 300 fighters planning to surrender
Reports say that Boko Haram killed 300 fighters and their families for attempting to surrender in Borno State.
According to Brig. General Ishaq Abdullahi, the special advice to the Borno state government, the die-hard Boko Haram commanders were determined to kill any terrorist trying to flee Sambisa Forest to surrender in order to frustrate the ongoing peace dialogue between government and the terror group.
“Just last week, they killed three commanders and their families who were about to escape.
“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.”
He also revealed that approximately 95% of Boko Haram’s diehard commanders had been killed in the past few years.
“This makes it easy for us to speak with them and persuade them to drop their weapons and embrace peace.”
He also revealed that violent clashes between Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West African Province played a crucial role in the victory recorded in the war against terror in Borno.
“So, any surrendered Boko Haram you see in the camp now risked his life to come out of the Sambisa forest.
“It is so bad that the commanders are killing the children, women, and the disabled to instil fear in them to deter them from surrendering.”