Tales by Moonlight?
Some Boko Haram members who were arrested in Maiduguri allegedly revealed that that most of their fellow terrorists are fleeing Sambisa Forest due to “spiritual attacks from mysterious snakes and bees,” which have killed many of their leaders, Vanguard reports.
The terrorists, who were captured by the Civilian JTF vigilante group, reportedly gave varying accounts of being haunted by the animals.
One of the insurgents named Kolo Mustapha reportedly said:
“Most of us are fleeing because there are too many snakes and bees now in the forest. Once they bite, they disappear and the victims do not last for 24 hours.
We were told that the aggrieved people who had suffered from our deadly mission, including the ghosts of some of those we killed, are the ones turning into the snake and bees.
They (leaders) believe the Chibok people are using juju to pursue us because of their children said to have been taken by our leaders.”
Mustapha also allegedly said that sect members have realised their mistakes and repented. He promised Civilian JTF vigilante group that if they are spared they would help the community in capturing their fellow insurgents.
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