The Army has warned that many repentant Boko Haram fighters are not sincere and turning over the war.
The Theatre Commander of ‘Operation Hadin Kai’, Major General, Christopher Musa said that ‘repentant’ sect members, who have laid down their weapon to army have hidden motives.
Federal Government has also lamented over the activities of terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements using the country’s non-commercial radio frequency spectrum without license and payment of appropriate fees.
Reacting on increasing of activities of terrorists in the sub-region, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said the worsening insecurity could ruin regional integration and stability.
It was also gathered that foreigner are sponsoring the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Maj.-Gen. Musa, who spoke on the sidelines of the Chief of Army Staff Conference in Abuja, said that about 20,000 insurgents have surrendered to troop in the Northeast, adding that the new challenge is what to do with the repented terrorists.
He said: “We have over 20,000 combatants and their families surrendered. This tells you there is something we are doing right. What we do with them after surrendering is our next focus. The expectation is that after all have surrendered, then, everything will fizzle out. But, that is not the case.
“Frankly speaking, for us, this is a good development.
“A lot of people have been thinking and also expressing mixed feelings if at all the news is true. Of course, there are some insurgents who truly wish to surrender, but we cannot jettison the fact that some of them do have ulterior motives.
“Like I said, to us, this is good and if we follow it through in the right way, then, we may begin to see the end of this insurgency sooner than we actually think.”