A leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, captured by Chadian soldiers during a recent operation in northern part of Borno State, has revealed the motivation behind fighters dying for the course of the jihadi group.
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Chadian troops, led by President Idris Deby, made tremendous gains in the fight against the Nigeria-based Islamic group recently.
Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters were killed, with others arrested during operations in the Lake Chad area, extending to Borno north, reports say.
Large number of arms and ammunition were also seized from a warehouse used by the insurgents last week.
Maita Alhaji Modu, a high ranking member of the group, who is said to be one of the wanted leaders, said he participated in several operations against the Nigerian army, the 2014 kidnap of Chibok girls, as well as bombing of some parts of Borno State.
Online reports say he confessed that he joined the group in 2011 because he was poor, saying it is the same reason other fighters joined too.
He explained that the financial reward they get very, depending on the operation.
“We are paid #30, 000 each for an operation. For taking a suicide bomber to a location, one will collect #200,000,” he was quoted as saying.
Despite the factional leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau, insisting that they are fighting because of Islam, Modu insisted that the reason is beyond religion.