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PHOTOS: Top Boko Haram Commanders Surrender, ask Nigerians for Forgiveness

 Information from the Nigerian Army has revealed that some top members of the Boko Haram, said to be commanders in their ranks, have repented and surrendered to some army troops in the region. According to reports, released by the Nigerian Army of the Operation Hadin Kai, over a hundred Boko Haram fighters, surrendered alongside their families, to the mercy of the troops as well as that of Nigerians. 

The spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Onyema Nwachukwu, In a statement which was released following the Supposed surrender of these now pronounced former terrorists, alongside photos showing them and their belongings, stated that the chief bomb expert of the terrorist organization, called Musa Adamu was among those who issued their surrender to the troops. 

“Following the recent escalation of offensive operations coupled with non-kinetic efforts by troops of operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) which yielded massive surrendering of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province Terrorists in the North East, the Chief Bomb Expert of the terrorist group known as Musa Adamu a.k.a Mala Musa Abuja and his second in command Usman Adamu a.k.a Abu Darda along with their families and followers have also finally surrendered to the troops of operation HADIN KAI in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State,” the statement reads.

The statement continued by explaining that some members of the army, especially the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 division and commander sector 1, identified as OPHK Brigadier General Abdulwahab Adelokun Eyitayo was present at the headquarters 21 was at Headquarters 21 Special Armoured Brigade Bama on Saturday, 7 August 2021 to receive the set of the surrendered Boko Haram terrorists and their families.

It further disclosed that the GOC, during the visit, told the now repentant Boko Haram members, that their said action to leave their old life behind and drop their arms, is commendable. He advised them to also ensure that they speak to their brothers, and colleagues in the forest, to also join them in their action, and roo their arms also, as they can embrace a new life of peace and rehabilitation. General Eyitayo who spoke through an interpreter further disclosed that they will undergo some rehabilitation process at a Government facility before reintegration into the larger society.

The army also performed a gesture of goodwill, by distributing new clothes to them, as well as groceries and toiletries to their families. According to the numbers released by the Nigerian Army, the number of those present were 335 fighters, 746 adult women, and children including one of the abducted Chibok girls. 

Reports from the army claim that the reason behind the surrender, in such large numbers, is due to the constant and growing intensity of the Nigerian Army in the fight against insurgency in the region. This has supposedly led to overwhelming famine, discontent, internal skirmishes, health challenges as well as untold hardship.

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