Prominent Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has said several Boko Haram commanders are willing to surrender.
Mr Gumi is a leading negotiator that ensured the release of 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State.
He said reliable information from some contacts point to the fact that many commanders of the terrorist group want to lay down their weapons.
Mr Gumi therefore said a serious engagement and involvement of the Nigerian government is needed.
He said this on Sunday in an exclusive interview with ARISE News at a reception organised to receive the released students in northwestern Kaduna state.
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