A member of the Boko Haram sect has been reportedly killed by his colleagues in an attempt to escape their camp.
According to The Nation, it was disclosed that his colleagues were more angered after they discovered that he planned to surrender and escape with about three hundred captives from their camp.
The source gave the name of the commander as Ali Garga, a Fulani man from Taraba who was forcefully conscripted by the Mamman Nur’s faction three years ago after his cows were seized by the insurgents.
The source added that Gaga became a very priceless asset for the because of the extraordinary geographical knowledge of the busy terrain in the northeast that he possessed as a herdsman.
The source said:
“Gaga was trained how to fight wars and engage in combat operations. He also possessed an extraordinary ability of knowing the terrain because he was a herdsman. This elevated him to a level of a Commanding Officer by the Mamman Nur’s Faction.
“Gaga was not interested in holding captives for ransom like others. What is paramount to him is getting his livestock and continue what he was doing as a herdsman and reunite with his family,”
The source also claimed Ali Garga was making the right contact even with foreign influence to facilitate the who would rescue him and others before he was killed.