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Reactions trail donation of food items to ‘repentant’ Boko Haram leaders

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The Nigerian Twittersphere is abuzz over photos which show the army donating food items to surrendered Boko Haram commanders.

The Boko Haram commanders had surrendered to troops in Operation Hadin Kai.

In a statement on Monday, Onyema Nwachukwu, army spokesperson, shared photos of the Boko Haram commanders, saying Musa Adamu, a chief bomb expert of the insurgents, was one of those who surrendered.

“Following the recent escalation of offensive operations coupled with non kinetic efforts by troops of operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) which yielded massive surrendering of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province Terrorists in the North East, the Chief Bomb Expert of the terrorists group known as Musa Adamu a.k.a Mala Musa Abuja and his second in command Usman Adamu a.k.a Abu Darda along with their families and followers have also finally surrendered to the troops of operation HADIN KAI in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State,” the statement said.

The army distributed new clothes and assorted food items, and toiletries to the surrendered insurgents and their families, totalling 335 fighters, 746 adult women and children, including one of the abducted Chibok girls.

The ”repentant” insurgents are seen carrying placards, some of which read, “Nigerians, please forgive us”.

“The law will be doctored to forgive them.., the govt will give them first class treatment with public fund. But young Nigeria youth protesting on the street for a better country is seen as a threat that deserve to rot in jail or shot at. This system is on spell,” Samuel, a Twitter user, wrote.

Below are reactions from Twitter.

The law will be doctored to forgive them.., the govt will give them first class treatment with public fund. But young Nigeria youth protesting on the street for a better country is seen as a threat that deserve to rot in jail or shot at. This system is on spell. #BETTERNIGERIA https://t.co/n5ThNFcw0O

— E A S Y🚶🏾 (@AASamuel321) August 10, 2021

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This is disheartening 😔 https://t.co/3yO5Girrt2

— Adedayo Adesuyi (@AdesuyiAdedayo) August 10, 2021

Surrendered Boko Haram commanders carrying placards pleading forgiveness. How did they write it? https://t.co/0Wx3JGQ99w

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— Dekhola™ (@Dekhola) August 10, 2021

As you vent looking at these incredulous images, imagine this:

You're a soldier back in the village, terribly wounded (legs amputated) lost about 20 buddies in the war.

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You say to yourself "at least we killed & captured those bastards"

You then open Twitter & see this

🤢🤮 https://t.co/dwpn3J8qb3

— Oo Nwoye (@OoTheNigerian) August 10, 2021

They're asking for forgiveness but they already got cartons of indomieeeeeennnn… This is intolerable!!! https://t.co/aP8oaQq1yz

— Fido Dido (@slimTeeIX) August 10, 2021

The military men are giving them clothes???? Fuck this https://t.co/hV3u54ASu6

— Dave (@Davddonmoe) August 10, 2021

Dan uwarsu!!! They have reduced our once gallant and feared military to nothing. Nigeria under this government is a big joke.

After killing innocent people.😭 https://t.co/NebFpzFjbE

— ThA LyRiCal MeSsIaH (@SouleymaneA1) August 10, 2021

This country is hopeless tbh https://t.co/7sgAxqv7wU

— Fatima (@FatiNagari) August 10, 2021

So they bought cardboards and marker before coming to surrender to write this nonsense or what? https://t.co/H8f2UlmJMN

— Super Steve (@Tidy_steve) August 10, 2021

They brought Palliative to ask for forgiveness? https://t.co/IAonZvmsKC

— The Young Uncle (@nenkinan_deshi) August 10, 2021

Imagine this madness, they continue to pamper the terrorists and expect people not to insinuate things. https://t.co/PkBjsLHVoO

— Sola (@Advsola) August 10, 2021

What is this rubbish again? They came with placards?
Good English for people fighting against western education. https://t.co/VhTrtMpjEG

— Ken (@Lekzikon) August 10, 2021

Boko Haram that does propaganda videos in Hausa and Arabic now has members holding placards with English words. https://t.co/gTsNl6odpE

— Entertainment Mogul (@KehindeShoots) August 10, 2021

Forgiveness from the lives you've taken already or which ones?? Nigeria never disappoint in amazing me seriously.
Terrorists are being pardoned while peaceful protesters are being killed for carrying placards. Buhari 🤦 https://t.co/A27jsPbxUM

— *Pablo Martini* (@PabloHoggs) August 10, 2021

the kind of anger these headlines stirs in me.
How are these people getting press coverage and celebration more than their victims who are starving in IDP camps in the worst conditions ever? https://t.co/QClJFQzzvc

— A Warrior (@OthenticMan) August 10, 2021

They brought Palliative to ask for forgiveness? https://t.co/IAonZvmsKC

— The Young Uncle (@nenkinan_deshi) August 10, 2021

No society can survive without these 3; Justice, Development and Peace.

As they are arranged, you can't have Development and Peace without Justice FIRST!

With the mindset portrayed below, we are only building a society of unending vengeance. https://t.co/IEWAncp0Qc

— Anthony Adejuwon (@Toniadejuwon) August 10, 2021

I come from where you're more likely to get killed for peacefully protesting injustice than for brutally murdering thousands of innocent people. Great nation. 🇳🇬 https://t.co/dwbgWe7Ill

— Boogey (@BoogeyThat) August 10, 2021

This whole country is just one terrible terrible ride and I wanna get off. I’m tired https://t.co/SG1cjOIi2H

— Pacino (@J3nnie_C) August 10, 2021

This is why other countries don’t rate us !!!! What’s the meaning of this rubbish ??? https://t.co/faX0ayZAT7

— Adedamola (@damola089) August 10, 2021

Army: Oya collect ten strokes, kneel down for one hour, clear grass, say you will not do Bokoharam again

Terrorist : “I will not do it bh again sorry”

Army : Oya bye bye be going👋🏻🙂

Omo Be like Dem dey handle one small secondary school cultism like that https://t.co/2X6HsQAqtf

— DrummerBoy (Denounced Nigeria) 💉 (@almightyDIGGY) August 10, 2021