Boko Haram is an evil ideology, a scam; we were misled, we cheated ourselves and will not go back, says Adamu Rugurugu, ex-commander

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, while exposing them to die.

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Chadian soldiers drive through the streets of Gambaru February 4, 2015. Picture taken February 4, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer (NIGERIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT POLITICS MILITARY) - RTR4OD1F
Chadian soldiers combating Boko Haram militants drive through the streets of Gambaru February 4, 2015. Picture taken February 4, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

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, while exposing them to die.

Rugurugu made the disclosure while commenting on Boko Haram terror activities and the 5,000 insurgents who renounced Boko Haram along with their families, as contained in a DALY POST report.

In a video obtained by PRNigeria, he prayed for military authorities because “they pitied us 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, I pray that Allah distances 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 He recalled how most fighters were forcefully abducted, marched to Sambisa Forest and conscripted into evil ideologies

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 Boko Haram top commanders were milking the cow.”

“We cheated ourselves and we will not go back again since God has now delivered us from 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 (Boko Haram leaders) 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 are part of terrorism to lay down their arms like them and turn a good leaf.

Repentant Boko Haram insurgents: let them go through prosecution to prove their innocence.

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