A high-profile member of Boko Haram terrorists who was the leader (Ameer) of the group at Kafa hideout and along Ajigin-Talala-Mungusum axis Konto Fanami and four other members on Monday 17th July surrendered themselves to 120 Task Force Battalion at Goniri in Yobe State
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman. The Army spokesman said the terrorists on interrogation confirmed that they abandoned the terrorism because of incessant hardship and realizing that they were misled by their terrorist group leaders.
“On Monday 17th July 2017, four Boko Haram terrorists willingly deserted their hideouts and surrendered themselves to 120 Task Force Battalion 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.
“During preliminary interrogation, they confirmed that they abandoned the terrorism because of incessant hardship and realizing that they were misled by their terrorist group leaders” Usman said.
Usman added that the terrorists claimed they were also erroneously misinformed and brainwashed about Islam, 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” Usman said.
He call on other 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.