A top Boko Haram commander who played a major role in the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls at the Government Secondary School, Chibok on April 14, 2014 Auwal Ismaeela, reportedly surrendered to the military in Borno State.
Ismaeela surrendered to the Nigerian military saying it is unfortunate that he was brainwashed and misled not only on some abductions but in the killings of his own people that were innocent. He was quoted saying that he wholeheartedly regret his actions.
The terror figure confessed that he and another militant commander named Abu Hafsat led the Boko Haram commanders to carry out the abduction of the Chibok girls.
Abu Hafsat, a Boko Haram commander, and I led other fighters to abduct the Chibok girls. We led the operations to invade Gwoza, Bama, Limankara Mobile Barracks, Bita, Bosso, Madagali, Chibok, Pulka, Firgi, and Mubi, Ismaeela was quoted saying in his confession.
Ismaeela said that he had to surrender to the military because he was tired of the senseless killings with the members and stealing and acts opposed to the teachings of Islam.