Boko Haram, ISWAP fighters surrender to Nigerian troops


By Augustine Osayande PhD

A Boko Haram (BHT) /Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighter Muhammadu Abubakar also known as Babagana has surrendered to troops of 242 Battalion deployed at Charlie Six Check Point in Mongonu, Borno State.

According to military source, preliminary interrogation revealed that the 19-year old repentant terrorist joined the evil group about a year ago at Shaharam and participated in the attack on Tumbun Shaje.

The source said Babagana called on his erstwhile colleagues who are in a state of hopelessness in the forests to surrender to the troops of the Nigerian Army before it is too late.

Only last week, another Boko Haram fighter Malam Adamu Yahaya, AKA Saad Karami, also surrendered to troops of 242 Battalion in Mongonu.

On the same day, another Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province fighter, 35 year old Muhammadu Kabudumi AKA Amir Sabat also surrendered to the troops 242 Battalion in Monguno Borno State.

Kabudumi confessed to joining the Boko Haram sect in 2015 but denied participating in any of the sects’ operations.

Kabudumi said he has participated in activities at Boko Haram criminals camps at Abadam, Malam Fatori and Duguri under the leadership of Muhammadu Lawan, a notorious Boko Haram Commander.

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