Two suspected ISWAP Fighters have reportedly surrendered to troops of the Nigerian Army in Borno.
The photo of the two surrendered ISWAP fighters was revealed in tweet by Zagazola, a security analyst and counter insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region.
“Exclussive Photo of Two Surrendered ISWAP Niggaz posing for a photo shortly after they surrendered.”
Reacting to the photo of terrorists, a Twitter user said he was surprised that the terrorists were not being man handled by the troops rather they unremorsefully posed in front of the camera for a photograph like they’ve done nothing wrong at all.
To this Zagazola replied;
“Nobody will beat them when they surrendered. It was because of such humane treatment that is making others to also surrender. Please allow them to pose abeg.”
About a month ago, gallantmilitary reported that two ISWAP terrorists surrendered to the Nigerian Military after finding it difficult to return to their Lake Chad Base as they lost their way after deserting the war front during an encounter with Boko Haram insurgents in Yarimarigana village, Sambisa Forest area of Borno State.
Fighters from both groups have continued to surrender as a result of the infighting, which has been fueled by enormous military operations.
Over 60, 000 members from both factions have surrendered to Nigerian forces thus far.
Sources said after the surrendered terrorists are profiled, they will then go through a DDR process after which some are transferred to the operation safe corridor program.
Some may also be transferred to rehabilitation centres within or outside Maiduguri, while some of the high risks are taken to Kainji for prosecution.
It is after rehabilitation that they are reintgrated.