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‘We’re pampering insurgents’ — reactions to photos of army donating food items to ‘repentant’ Boko Haram leaders

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The Nigerian Twittersphere is abuzz over photos which show the army donating food items to surrendered Boko Haram commanders.

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The Boko Haram commanders had surrendered to troops in Operation Hadin Kai.

In a statement on Monday, Onyema Nwachukwu, army spokesperson, shared photos of the Boko Haram commanders, saying Musa Adamu, a chief bomb expert of the insurgents, was one of those who surrendered.

“Following the recent escalation of offensive operations coupled with non kinetic efforts by troops of operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) which yielded massive surrendering of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province Terrorists in the North East, the Chief Bomb Expert of the terrorists group known as Musa Adamu a.k.a Mala Musa Abuja and his second in command Usman Adamu a.k.a Abu Darda along with their families and followers have also finally surrendered to the troops of operation HADIN KAI in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State,” the statement said.

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The army distributed new clothes and assorted food items, and toiletries to the surrendered insurgents and their families, totalling 335 fighters, 746 adult women and children, including one of the abducted Chibok girls.

The ”repentant” insurgents are seen carrying placards, some of which read, “Nigerians, please forgive us”.

“The law will be doctored to forgive them.., the govt will give them first class treatment with public fund. But young Nigeria youth protesting on the street for a better country is seen as a threat that deserve to rot in jail or shot at. This system is on spell,” Samuel, a Twitter user, wrote.

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Below are reactions from Twitter.

 

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Source: The Cable

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