The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno state says about 40 Boko Haram insurgents have indicated willingness to surrender to the Corps in the state.
The state, Commandant of the corps, Ibrahim Abdullahi, said in Maiduguri, that the insurgents had indicated their intention to renounce membership of the terrorist group but through an intermediary.
He said that negotiations between the command and the insurgents were conducted through a firewood vendor. He also said that six insurgents had earlier surrendered to the Corps in the last one month in the state.
The commandant stated that the extremists surrendered voluntarily under the Federal Government’s Safe Corridor Initiative. According to him, the command has also conducted town hall meetings with communities and religious leaders to enhance security in the state.