Boko Haram commander, others surrender

Boko Haram militants. [Photo credit:]
Boko Haram militants. [Photo credit:]

The police in Borno on Wednesday said a top Boko Haram commander together with other members of the group had surrendered to the command in the state.

Victor Isuku, the Police Public Relations Officer, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the insurgents unconditionally surrendered to the police.

“The counter terrorism effort of the Nigerian military, code named “Operation Safe Corridor” recorded another victory with the unconditional surrender to the police by high profile repentant Boko Haram terrorists.

“On September 10, at about 21: 00 hours, the intelligence arm of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the command, were able to negotiate a peaceful surrender of repentant Boko Haram terrorists with their families.

“One Ibrahim Dala (alias Abu Ali), formerly of Kawar Mela ward, Maiduguri, an Amir (commander) of the Mamman Nur faction, along with Audu Mustapha Bukar, 20; and Laminu Mustapha Modu, 25.

“They are all residing at Talala insurgents camp in Sambisa Forest; they surrendered themselves unconditionally to Borno State Police Command”.

Mr. Isuku said Messrs. Bukar and Modu were from Ngallamari village and claimed to have been held hostage by the sect sometimes ago and were conscripted.

He listed other surrendered insurgents as Alhaji Ali, 25; Abubakar Mele, 30; Modu Umar, 20; Modu Maina, 15; Ali Kolo, 20; Bintu Abukar, 14; Falmata Abukar, 15; Hauwa Ali, 15; Husam Ali, 14, and Mallam Modu, 16.

Mr. Isuku disclosed that there were five children among members of the families of the repented insurgents, explaining that the children aged between one and eight years.

He added that the surrendered insurgents had made useful statement that would assist in the counter-insurgency campaign.

“Presently, they are undergoing preliminary profiling preparatory to transfer to the military”.



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  • Frank Bassey

    “He listed other surrendered insurgents as Alhaji Ali, 25 ….”

    • A.A.Ngalos

      As well as pastors as rituals

      • Frank Bassey

        But there is no “pastors” there; is this a face-mending move? Even without this report, we know the role of the Imams and their followers in this BH conflagration which is now beginning to consume those that ignited it.

        • A.A.Ngalos

          Yes Imam Ayo Oritsejafor’s jet was caught in South Africa buying weapons for his Boko Haram fighters, may be you have forgotten.

          • Frank Bassey

            This sounds ludicrous. You must be living in a spider’s web. I am surprised that people with diminishing brain power should make any comment on a very serious issue here. The cash in the Ayo Oritsejafor’s aircraft was for payment for weapons ordered from Asian countries when Northern leaders, like El-Rufai and Nyako blocked the supply of arms by US and Europe – a self-inflicted wound that turned out to hurt them. It was same people that orchestrated the matter and turned it into a scandal. Boko Haram was a dormant group that emerged in 2002 under OBJ. It was reactivated in 2009 by Northern leaders to chase GEJ out of office. Remember, our sitting President, Buhari, said: “A fight against Boko Haram is a fight against the North”? Can’t you see the hand of NEMESIS in such a devilish comment? How can Boko Haram fight be attributed to Oritsejafor, for Allah sake? Get more serious, please. We are not discussing girl-child marriage here.