The purported leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, who was reportedly killed by the Nigerian military, has appeared in a latest video released yesterday, denying claims of a ceasefire agreement with the federal government.
This is just as the terrorist leader disowned one Danladi Adamu, who claimed to be the secretary of the sect and has been in talks with the federal government on behalf of the sect for a possible permanent ceasefire deal and release of all persons held in captivity by the insurgents.
Recall that despite the announcement of a ceasefire agreement with the Islamist sect by the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, the sect had continued its attacks on states in the north eastern part of the country as well as carried out more abductions.
Shekau, speaking in the latest video, dashed the possibility of the abducted Chibok girls being released, saying they had already been married out to his fighters even as he maintained that the war against the Nigerian state continues.
“We don’t know that imposter called Danladi Adamu, we have never mandated him or his like to speak on our behalf because in this war there is no going back.
“The issue of the girls is long forgotten because I have long married them off”, Shekau said.
Meanwhile, members of the #BringBackOurGirls advocacy group have expressed worry over the rising spate of insurgency in towns in the North-East of Nigeria in spite of a purported ceasefire agreement gleefully announced to the whole world by the federal government.
“Let no one pretend that we are not facing the most substantial threat to the integrity and existence of our country. What more extreme manifestations are we waiting for than the evidence of a rampaging group of terrorists carrying out heinous carnage in Mubi in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe and Gombe barely two weeks after the Chief of Defence Staff publicly conveyed a stand down order to our troops who were in the front prosecuting the war?” the group said in a statement signed by 14 of its leaders.