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Boko Haram ideology is a scam, says ex-commander, Adamu Rugurugu

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Rayyan Alhassanhttps://dailynigerian.com/author/rayyan/
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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An ex-commander of Boko Haram terrorists, Adamu Rugurugu, has said that he renounced terrorism at the discovery that the terrorists’ ideology is a scam.

In the video obtained by PRNigeria, the ‘born-again’ terrorist said top leaders of the group would always send them to be killed in the battlefield, deceiving them that paradise would be their final above if they are killed.

According to Mr Rugurugu, top Boko Haram leaders don’t go to the battlegroup but hide from troops’ onslaughts in the Northeast.

Mr Rugurugu said: “…Those soldiers who pity us without any ill-treatment or molesting us, 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.

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“The leaders (top commanders) had misled us and only God can avenge on our behalf because most of us were forcefully abducted from our homes, marched to Sambisa Forest, conscripted into their evil ideologies. We were persecuted and ill-treated and there is nothing that we have not seen.

“However, we were mobilized and stationed at Sambisa Forest, busy holding the horn while the leaders (top commanders) are milking the cow.

“Those sipping the milk are different from those holding the horns, we are the ones holding the horns, while they are busy drinking the milk.

“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.

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“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.

“Personally, to my brothers who are still inside the forest, we choose to lay our arms and surrender ourselves in order to turn a good leaf.

“You should become a responsible man, everybody will praise you and government is living up to its promise, they are very vigilant, anybody who did not repent and adjust his attitudes, action will surely be taken against him.”

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