Repentant Boko Haram fighters not sincere – Army Chief

The Nigerian Army has called out many repentant Boko Haram fighters for backsliding and subverting the war against the insurgents and bandits.

The Theatre Commander of ‘Operation Hadin Kai’, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa revealed that ‘repentant’ sect members, who have surrendered to troops have ulterior motives.

As a result of this new occurrence, the anti-terror battle of the Federal Government may suffer a setback.

Musa said that 20,000 insurgents have laid down arms in the Northeast. The commander, who spoke on the sidelines of the Chief of Army Staff Conference in Abuja, said the new challenge is what to do with the repented terrorists.

He said, “A lot of people have been thinking and also expressing mixed feelings if at all the news is true. Of course, some insurgents truly wish to surrender, but we cannot jettison the fact that some of them do have ulterior motives.

“As I said, to us, this is good and if we follow it through in the right way, then, we may begin to see the end of this insurgency sooner than we think.”

The Federal Government also expressed worry over the activities of terrorists and bandits using the country’s non-commercial radio frequency spectrum without license and payment of appropriate fees.



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