Top Boko Haram leader, three others surrender – Nigerian Army

Boko Haram militants [Photo:]

A high-profile Boko Haram terrorist, Konto Fanami, and three other repentant terrorists have surrendered to the Nigerian Army on Monday.

The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, announced this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

Mr. Usman said that the four repentant terrorists willingly deserted their hideouts and surrendered themselves to 120 Task Force Battalion at Goniri in Borno.

He described Fanami as the Ameer (leader) of “Kafa hideout of the Boko Haram terrorists group that operates on Ajigin-Talala-Mungusum axis.’’

“During preliminary interrogation, they confirmed that they abandoned the terrorism because of incessant hardship and realising that they were misled by their terrorist group leaders.

“They further stated they were also erroneously misinformed and brainwashed about Islam and the Nigerian military and the society generally.

“The remorseful surrendered terrorists regretted their involvement in terrorism and marveled at the courtesy and humane treatment accorded them by the military on surrendering,’’ the army spokesman said.

He called on other remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists to follow suit and renounce the “devilish creed.’’

Mr. Usman said that adequate arrangements had been made to receive all those that voluntarily renounced terrorism and surrendered themselves, assuring that they would be treated “humanely.’’



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  • Julius

    smh, be like say dem have more commanders than the Nigerian army. I think this is a vacation for them till they are released and go back on duty for BK again. How many of the commanders don surrendered and released for one reason on the other and went back doing what they were doing in the 1st place. We need to stop these nonsense.

  • Justice Equity

    Nigeria my country, now for abandoning the camp they wilfully elected and walking to the camp of NA to surrender because of hunger and hardship, all the atrocities they committed against humanity, should now be rewarded through humane treatment.
    Meanwhile those that were protesting with only banners and flags that they are fed up with Nigeria ,are shot killed and bathed with acid.what a government, what a people, what a nation. Very very unfortunate.