According to him, the eight claimed they are tired of killing innocent persons.
Istifanus, who spoke with journalists on the telephone, said the eight were arrested in Mussa and after interrogations, they confessed their membership of the sect and stated their readiness to renounce their membership and rejoin their families.He said, “We arrested eight Boko Haram members in Mussa around 4pm on Thursday and when we interrogated them, they said they were tired, they did not want to wage Jihad again and we handed them over to the military in Mubi, Adamawa State.”
He revealed that six out of the arrested members of the sect were from Gwoza town, the headquarters of Gwoza Local Government Area.Another member of the youth vigilance group from the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity to journalists, said the eight were nabbed at a remote village of Mussa in Askira-Uba LGA in the southern part of Borno State.
Meanwhile, residents of Miringa town of Biu LGA of the state have decried the locking down of the town by the military authorities for about six days.They lamented that they had been made to go hungry as they were made to go without food, water and other basic necessities of life.
A resident of the town, Idris Musa, told journalists on the telephone that they were locked up in their homes since last Saturday, without prior notice and not allowed to replenish basic necessities.
Musa adeed, “We were locked up since last Saturday without food, water and other essential needs of life. It was only on Wednesday they gave us time to go out from 8am to 12noon and today, Friday, they allowed us to go for Friday prayers.”