How We Abducted Chibok Girls; Operations Commander Surrenders To Nigerian Army, Says He Regrets Actions

A top Boko Haram commander, Auwal Ismaeela has expressed regrets over all his past involvement in Boko Haram activities.

The ex Terrorist who said that as a result of tightening noose on their group, they have resorted to stealing and other un Islamic activities, giving this as reasons for his voluntary surrender.

IIsmaeela who said he co-led the abduction of the Chibok girls on April 14, 2014, is presently giving useful information to the army on locations and hideouts of other top commanders of the sect.

The ex-terrorist expressed that he voluntarily surrendered to Nigerian troops after realising that the activities of Boko Haram was contrary to the teachings of Islam.

The commander, Auwal Ismaeela, is presently helping the Nigerian Military with useful information on locations and hideouts of other top commanders of the sect. Ismaeela, who also led several Boko Haram operations in the northeast which resulted in the killings of innocent people and destruction of properties said he regretted his actions.

Speaking with some journalists in interview at a military facility for the repentant and surrendered Boko Haram members in the north-east, the terrorist narrated how he and other terrorists carried out the Chibok girls abduction. He said: “My self and Abu Hafsat a Boko Haram commander led other squads to abduct the Chibok girls. We led the operations to invade Gwoza, Bama, Limankara mobile barrack, Bita, Bosso, Madagali, Chibok, Pulka, Firgi, and Mubi. In Madagali which was my home town, myself, Adam Vitiri, Abu Adam and Habu Kudama, some high ranking Boko Haram Commander led an operation in 2014 where we killed some students and youths at the Central Secondary School in Sabon Garin Madagali. In one of the operations, I abducted my wife named Maryam who had two kids for me in Sambisa Forest.”

The ex-terrorist said it was unfortunate that he was brainwashed and misled to carry out abductions and killing of his own people. “During a battle in Konduga where myself and other Boko Haram commanders led the operations, I lost my right leg and was almost got burnt. Even at that, I did not stop fighting for the course. Sheikh Shekau ordered that I should be given a tricycle which I continued to use for various operations before I eventually surrendered,” he said.

Ismaeela said he voluntarily surrender to the Nigerian troops after realising that the activities of Boko Haram was contrary to the teachings and practices of Islam. He said: “I willingly surrendered to the military because I was tired of the senseless killing and fight. I realised that our people have resort to stealing and all sort of atrocity contrary to the teaching and practice of Islam.”

The ex-terrorist promised to cooperate with the security agencies in providing useful information on the operations of the sect and to disclose top-secret hideouts of other Boko Haram commanders.

Meanwhile, Boko Haram insurgents, on the night of Wednesday, August 23, attacked 4 villages in Nganzi Local Government Area of Borno State, killing no less than 27 people. Acording to reports monitored through it was learnt that the terrorists attacked the Abachari, Kote, Uda Lawanti and Wokilli villages, all in the same local government area, at about 9:30pm killing 15 people and leaving several wounded.

A military personnel who also spoke to the press about the incident said that: “The Boko Haram fighters burnt down the villages.

They looted livestock and grains. Nothing was left in the villages. Some of the lucky ones are now taking refuge in Nganzi.” The terrorists continued the spate of attacks on Thursday, August 24, by invading Mallam Moduri and Kijimatari, two villages in Guzamala local government area.


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