- By Tunde Adetunji, Abuja
A high profile terrorist, Konto Fanami, who is the Amir Kafa of the Boko Haram hideout and three others have renounced and surrendered themselves to troops of 120 Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian Army at Goniri.
A statement signed by Army spokesman, Brig. Gen Sani Usman in Abuja, yesterday said during preliminary interrogation, the terrorists confirmed that they abandoned terrorism because of incessant hardship and that they were misled by their terrorist group’s leaders.
Sani noted that the surrendered terrorists said they were erroneously misinformed and brainwashed about Islam, the Nigerian military and the society generally.
The statement reads :”On Monday, four Boko Haram terrorists willingly deserted their hideouts and surrendered themselves to 120 Task Force Battalion at Goniri. Among them was a high-profile terrorist, Konto Fanami, the Ameer of Kafa hideout of the Boko Haram terrorists group that operates along Ajigin-Talala-Mungusum axis.
“The remorseful surrendered terrorists regretted their involvement in terrorism and marvelled at the courtesies and humane treatment accorded them by the military on surrendering.
“We call on those remnants of Boko Haram terrorists to follow suit and renounce the devilish creed as adequate arrangement have been made to receive all those that voluntarily renounce terrorism and surrender themselves will be treated humanely,” the statement added.