The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has said 40 Boko Haram insurgents are willing to surrender in Borno state. Ibrahim Abdullahi, the state commandant of the NSCDC , said that negotiations between the command and the insurgents were conducted through a firewood vendor, serving as an intermediary.
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.
“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.
According to him, the command has also conducted town hall meetings with communities and religious leaders to enhance security in the state.
NAN report that hundreds of the insurgents had surrendered to the Nigerian Army under the SCI in the past three months.