Bashir Bulabuduwaye, a Boko Haram commander and the terrorist group’s executioner, has reportedly surrendered to troops of the Nigerian army in Borno.
Bulabuduwaye was said to have surrendered alongside his family members on Monday in Banki, Bama LGA of Borno state.
Zagazola Makama, a publication focused on the Lake Chad region, said Bulabuduwaye was Boko Haram’s chief executioner who has “killed at least 1,000 people who were captured and sentenced to death” by the group.
A source told the publication that Bulabuduwaye was “known to be an official who carried out the sentence of death on condemned persons, captured military men and civilians when Abubakar Shekau was the leader of the group.”
Bulabuduwaye reportedly formed a camp in Kote village of Banki, where he was hiding with other fighters.