The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno, says about 40 members of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, want to willingly surrender to the Corps in the state.
The Commandant of the corps in the state, Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Maiduguri.
- Mr Abdullahi said that the insurgents had indicated their intention to renounce membership of the terrorist group through an intermediary.
- He said that negotiations between the command and the insurgents were conducted through a firewood vendor.
- He also said that six insurgents had earlier surrendered to the Corps in the last one month in the state.
- The commandant stated that the extremists surrendered voluntarily under the Federal Government’s Safe Corridor Initiative (SCI).
- “About 40 of the insurgents have come forward to surrender. They indicated that many of them are willing to lay down their arms,” Abdullahi said.
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