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The Multi-National Joint Task Force – the regional military arm of Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon fighting the Boko Haram insurgents – has said more repentant terrorists are expected to “surrender in the coming weeks.”
The MNJTF Chief of Public Information, Col Timothy Antigha, stated this in an exclusive chat with The Punch Newspaper, noted that the escape of the repentant terrorists could attract instant execution from the insurgents’ commanders.
According to Col Timothy, “Forty-seven successfully evaded obstacles and escaped from their camps to surrender. There is a regime of falsehood and intimidation in the Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province enclaves. Firstly, terrorists are made to believe that they would be killed if they come out to surrender.
“Surrendered terrorists are usually interviewed to get a grip on their level of investment and thereafter profiling. On completion of these processes they have been released to the relevant authorities for further action. Only Nigerians will be sent to Operation Safe Corridor. Other countries have their own structures and procedures.” He also noted
NewsWireNGR reports that through it’s Operation Safe Corridor, the Nigerian Military has been rehabilitating repentant Boko Haram fighters since 2016
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