A former Boko Haram fighter, Adamu Rugurugu, has revealed how the sect’s leadership deployed him and other commanders against Nigerian military troops.
The repentant terrorist lamented that many of the leaders were overbearing and hid from armed forces fighting in the North-East.
Rugurugu made the disclosure while commenting on terror activities and the 5,000 insurgents who renounced Boko Haram along with their families.
In a video obtained by PRNigeria, he prayed for military authorities because “they pity us the without ill-treatment”
“We pray that God increases them in value. Whoever will bring tension in Nigeria and who doesn’t want peace to reign, may Allah distance him far away from us totally.”
Rugurugu stated that Boko Haram leaders misled them and urged God to avenge on their behalf.
He recalled how most fighters were forcefully abducted, marched to Sambisa Forest, and conscripted into evil ideologies.
“We were mobilized and stationed at Sambisa forest, busy holding the horn while the top commanders are milking the cow.
“We cheated ourselves and we will not go back again since God has now delivered us out of this predicament. We returned to the community and soldiers have accepted us.
“The leaders are not attending the battle, it is only the low-ranking members that carry guns. Have you ever heard of any ‘Khadi’ or ‘Wazir’ leading the battle on the frontlines?
“They will say you are doing this thing for the sake of God and when you are killed, paradise will be your final abode. I swear to God this is a scam, you are not going to any paradise.”
Rugurugu appealed to his “brothers” still inside the forest and part of terrorism to lay down their arms like them and turn a good leaf.