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Friday, March 25, 2016


Boko Haram kingpin, Abubakar Shekau who was rumoured to have been killed surface in new video advising his followers to “surrender to save themselves.”  The notorious terrorist appears to have surrendered to constant bombardments by the Nigerian Army troops. Shekau in the said video called on his followers to embrace peace and stop the fighting. The timing of the creation of the video is yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria military is subjecting the new video from leader of the Boko Haram sect to forensic examinations in order to ascertain its authenticity.

A top military officer however told PRNigeria that: “the ongoing campaign against insurgency and indeed Boko Haram is being intensified most especially in the Sambisa forest, and its environs in  order to further degrade and demystify  the sect and  bring them to their knees.

“We are aware of the video but we are subjecting it to thorough forensic investigation. We won’t take any action that can stop the ongoing offensives against the terrorists in all fronts. Every terrorist is free to surrender.

“While the military is conscious of sustaining the tempo on its war against terrorism, the military intelligence will subject the undated and unverified video to forensic analyses.” The officer concluded.
Shekau was last heard from in March 2015, when an audio message attributed to him was released pledging Boko Haram’s allegiance to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), after which it rebranded itself as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). 

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