A high profile Boko Haram terrorist, named Konto Fanami, and three other repentant terrorists have surrendered themselves to the Nigerian Army on Monday.
Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, revealed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
Usman explained that the four repentant terrorists willingly left their hideouts and surrendered themselves to 120 Task Force Battalion at Goniri in Borno.
Usman 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,’’ he said.
He also called on other members of the Boko Haram terrorists to follow suit and renounce the “devilish creed.’’
The army spokesman said that adequate arrangements have been made to receive those that willingly renounce terrorism and surrender themselves, assuring that they would be treated “humanely.’’