Four Boko Haram terrorists on Monday willingly deserted their hideouts and surrendered themselves to 120 Task Force Battalion of the Nigeria Army at Goniri.
Among them was a high-profile terrorist, Konto Fanami, the Ameer of Kafa hideout of the Boko Haram terrorists group that operates along Ajigin-Talala-Mungusum axis.
Spokesperson of the Nigeria Army, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said during preliminary interrogation, they confirmed that they abandoned terrorism because of “incessant hardship,” realizing that they were misled by their terrorist group leaders.
According to him, they further stated they were also erroneously misinformed and brainwashed about Islam and the Nigerian military and the society generally.
“The remorseful surrender terrorists regretted their involvement in terrorism and marveled at the courtesies and humane treatment accorded them by the military on surrendering.
“We call on those remnants of Boko Haram terrorists to follow suit and renounce the devilish creed, as adequately arrangement has made to receive all those that voluntarily renounce terrorism and surrender themselves, and will be treated humanely,” Usman said in a statement.