A Chief executioner of the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, aka Boko-Haram, Bashir Bulabuduwaye, has surrendered to Nigerian Troops.
An Intelligence officer told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad, that Bulabuduwaye, who was responsible for slaughtering of all abducted persons condemned by the group, surrendered to the troops of OPERATION HADIN KAI in Banki, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State on Monday, September 2022.
TheFact Daily gathers that the former terror kingpin, who surrendered alongside his immediate family comprising wives and children, had appeared in many grisly footages showing fighters aligned with the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, cutting the throats of prisoners and shooting captives after accusing them of being infidels.
The sources said Bulabuduwaye and his team of executors had murdered at least 1,000 persons that were captured and sentenced to death.
According to the source, Bulabuduwaye was among the Commanders who fled the last year’s invasion of the terror group’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest area by a column of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters, in May 2021 which resulted to the death of its Leader Abubakar Shekau.
“He broke away after refusing to pledge his allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS), to form a camp in Kote village in the axis of Banki, where he was hiding with other fighters.
“He surrendered due to the sustained intensified intelligence-led Air Strikes, heavy artillary bombardment and ground, offensives by the Nigerian Military troops of OPERATION HADIN KAI.
“It was difficult for him to access food and other logistics coupled with the flooding which already ravaged most of their settlement. He also feared battlefield elimination by ISWAP, being one of those fingered to be eliminated for refusing to pay allegiance”, the source said.
The Theatre Commander, North East OPERATION HADIN KAI, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, said over 79,000 insurgents comprising combatants and non combatants have so far surrendered.