A senior Boko Haram member, Bashir Bulabuduwaye, has surrendered to troops of the Nigerian army after a big clash between their ISWAP counterpart over the fight for supremacy.
Information gathered that Bulabuduwaye was Boko Haram’s chief executioner who slaughtered all abducted persons condemned by the group, according to Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad, West Africa.
The terrorist and his family including wife and children, surrendered to the troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Banki in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State on September 12, 2022.
Bulabuduwaye was known to be an official who carries out a sentence of death on a condemned persons, captured military men and civilians when Abubakar Shekau was a Leader of the Sect. group, an Intelligence officer told Makama.
It has been confirm that the former terror kingpin had appeared in many gruesome footages showing fighters aligned with the Jam?’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jih?d, cutting throats of prisoners and shooting captives mercilessly after accusing them of being infidels.
Sources said Bulabuduwaye and his team of executors had murdered at least 1,000 persons that were captured and sentenced to death.
It is also confirmed that Bulabuduwaye was among the Commanders who fled the last year’s invasion of the terror group’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest area by a column of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters, in May 2021 which resulted to the death of its Leader Abubakar Shekau.
After his allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS), to form a camp in Kote village in the axis of Banki, where he was hiding with other fighters. He broke away and finally surrendered due to the sustained intensified intelligence-led Air Strikes, heavy artillary bombardment and ground, offensives by the Nigerian Military troops of Operation Hadin Kai.
Source said “It was difficult for him to access food and other logistics together with the flooding which already ravaged most of their settlement. He also fear battlefield elimination by ISWAP, being one of those threaten to be eliminated for refusing to pay allegiance.”
The North East Theatre Commander, “Operation Hadin Kai”, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, said over 79,000 insurgents comprising combatants and non combatants have so far surrendered.