Incessant power tussle in the top level has created a momentum for mass surrender of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in the Lake Chad and contiguous areas, particularly, within the MNJTF area of operation.
This was disclosed by Chief of Military Public Information MNJTF NDjamena Chad Colonel Timothy Antigha.
These misgivings were gleaned from a debriefing of about 47 terrorists who surrendered with their families recently in Sector 1 of the MNJTF.
A member of the group who admitted to participating in various operations in areas such as Banki, Fotokol, Gambarou Ngala, New Marte, Chikun Gudu, among others, expressed frustration with the lack of progress in the jihad, occasioned, according to him, by the preoccupation of the leadership in the pursuit of material things.
Another surrendered terrorist who was agitated because he claimed that he was misled to kill innocent people, for which he might face physical and spiritual condemnation, said there is ethnic rivalry among members of Boko Haram and ISWAP.
The force is therefore vindicated by the testimonies of the surrendered terrorists who spoke on their own volition. Consequently, the MNJTF renews the call on other misled fighters in the bush to come out.
It is important to add that MNJTF Contributing Countries have structures and programmes in place to receive all those who surrender.
Similarly, the MNJTF urged communities to accept repented terrorists back after their rehabilitation, even though some of them had perpetrated heinous crimes.