Eight members of the Boko Haram sect in Mussa, Askira/Uba local government area of Borno state, have denounced their membership of the sect.
The chairman of the youth vigilante group in the town, Apagu Istifanus, who told journalists of the decision of the militants, said the eight claimed that they were tired of killing innocent souls.
“We arrested eight Boko Haram in Mussa around 4.00pm on Thursday and when we were interrogating them, they said they were tired, they don’t want to wage Jihad again and we handed them over to the military in Mubi, Adamawa state,” he said.
He also said that six out of the militants were from Gwoza town, the headquarters of Gwoza local government area.
Meanwhile, residents of Miringa town in Biu local government area of Borno State have decried the invasion of the town by the military authorities for the last six days.
They lamented that they have been made to go hungry as they could not source for food due to the lock down of the town.
A resident of the town, Abubakar Aliyu, told journalists on phone that they had been locked up in their homes since August 1.
“We were locked up since last Saturday without food, water and other essential needs of life. It was only on Wednesday they gave us time to go out from 8:00am to 12:00pm and today Friday they allowed us to go for Friday prayers. The military authorities should allow us go out and look for food and water. They should also allow us to go to our farms, as we are in August and if care is not taken our farms will be taken over by weed,” he lamented.
A security source who does not want his name in print said that they locked up the town because they were conducting house to house searches and that there is an also an ongoing operation in the bushes in the area.
“The military does not want any innocent resident to be caught in the crossfire,” he explained.