A senior member of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Bashir Bulabuduwaye, has surrendered to Nigerian army troops.
According to Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, West Africa, Bulabuduwaye was the chief executioner of Boko Haram who massacred all abductees convicted by the group.
It was recorded that the terrorist and his family including his wife and children surrendered to Operation Hadin Kai troops at Banki in Bama Local Government Area in Borno State on September 12, 2022 .
An intelligence officer told Makama that Bulabuduwaye was known to be an official who carries out death sentences against convicts, captured military personnel and civilians while Abubakar Shekau was a cult leader. band.
The sources said the former terror kingpin has appeared in numerous grisly footage showing fighters aligned with the Jam? them to be infidels.
The sources said Bulabuduwaye and his team of executioners murdered at least 1,000 people who were captured and sentenced to death.
He said Bulabuduwaye was among commanders who fled last year’s invasion of the terror group’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest area by a column of fighters from the Islamic State in East Africa province. West (ISWAP), in May 2021, which resulted in the death of its leader Abubakar. Shekau.
“He separated after refusing to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS), to form a camp in the village of Kote in the axis of Banki, where he was hiding with other fighters”, indicated The source.
“He surrendered due to the sustained intensification of intelligence-led airstrikes, heavy artillery bombardments and ground offensives by Nigerian military troops Operation Hadin Kai.
“It was difficult for him to access food and other logistical means due to the floods which have already ravaged most of their colony. He also fears elimination on the battlefield by ISWAP, being one of those who must be eliminated for refusing to pledge allegiance,” the sources said. .
The Theater Commander, Northeast “Operation Hadin Kai,” Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa, said more than 79,000 insurgents comprising combatants and non-combatants have so far surrendered.