A group of Jihadists in Nigeria who have been hiding in a forest away from the security forces and local anti-jihadist vigilante groups, have turned to cannibalism.
A member of the Jihadist group realised that he was next on the list for human consumption and using the pretext of going to find water, ran off and was captured by members of a vigilante group. The suspected militant is to be handed over to the authorities.
A Nigerian newspaper, The Premium Times, said:
“Dozens of suspected Boko Haram militants in Magumeri forest, Borno, have turned to eating human flesh after being stranded for days without food or water, a suspected militant has said.
Magumeri forest is about 150 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.
A suspected militant, Momodu Bukar, told newsmen on Saturday in Maiduguri that he fled the camp at the forest on Thursday when it became obvious that he was going to be eaten.
“I thank God that I escaped because I would have been slaughtered by now to provide meal for my colleagues at the camp,” Mr. Bukar said.
The suspected militant was captured by a Youth Vigilante Group, popularly known as the Civilian JTF at Baga Road motor park, Maiduguri, on Friday.
He said the militants had been in the forest since May, when they were dislodged from Marte, Marte Local Government Area, by the Joint Task Force, JTF, on Operation Restore Order (ORO) after the declaration of the State of Emergency.
“Our group, consisting of about 300 well armed combatants, headed for Magumeri on the orders of the sect leader, Abubakar Shekau, shortly before the military took over Marte Camp. We have been wandering in the forest. We have exhausted our food and water supply, and so, everybody became hungry,” Mr. Bukar said.”
The Premium Times added:
“It all started last Monday when three of the combatants in camp died of acute hunger, and it became obvious that all of us will die if action was not taken. The leader of the group, Abu Omar, directed that a non combatant member be slaughtered to provide meal for the rest. The meat provided meal for the combatant for just two days and another person was killed in the same manner on Wednesday. So, it became certain that I might be the next person since I am also a non combatant member,” he said.
Mr. Bukar said he escaped after volunteering to help search for drinking water for the group in a nearby village.”
Probably the best thing to do with these militants would be to leave them confined to the forest until they all kill each other or die of hunger. It is highly unlikely that there will soon be any more ‘non combatants’ in the group for the jihadists to eat, so why not leave them to eat and kill each other like the feral beasts Jihadists truly are. Letting Darwin take its course with these Islamic militants may send the message to the Jihadists that if they kill and destroy Nigeria and Nigerians, then they will die, either from a bullet or from hunger or by being eaten by their fellows.
Hat Tip RoP