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Army urges Boko Haram leader to surrender

22 September 2015, 20:50

Abuja - The Armed Forces have urged the acclaimed leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, to emulate sect members and surrender.

Colonel Rabe Abubakar, Acting Director Defence Information, reacting to a video Shekau has released blasting the army, said in recent times, a number of Boko Haram members had been surrendering and denouncing radicalisation.

Our candid advice to Shekau or his ghost; cohorts or impersonators is to toll (sic) the line of their fellow comrades and surrender now as no more hidden place for him or his criminal gang to operate freely any longer, said Abubakar.

Also read: Boko Haram members renounce membership in Borno 

It is also necessary to tell those that are still masquerading as leadership of Boko Haram in whatsoever guise to quickly come to term with the fact that era of cheap propaganda is over and in no distance time Nigerians and the whole world will know who is saying the truth.

Abubakar said the Military viewed as irrelevant and fruitless the motive behind the recent audio clip presumably released by Shekau, the acclaimed leader of Boko Haram sects. In the video, Shekau disputed gains made by the Army against the insurgents insisting rather the terrorists had driven the army out of some areas in the northeast.

The Armed Forces is using this medium to appeal to the good citizens of Nigeria not to lose sleep over the concocted audio rhetoric of the waning terrorist sect which is a usual antic of a drowning person struggling to hold on to anything to remain afloat.

Abubakar said while urging Nigerians and the nation¹s well-wishers to disregard the audio clip purportedly released by Shekau in its entirely, the Armed Forces was calling on nation to go about their normal businesses as the military was working round the clock to rid the country of the outlawed group.


Our compatriots too are called upon to report any suspicious person or

object to law enforcement agencies for prompt action. It is in doing

this that we would jointly restore the dignity of our dear country from

the claw of terrorists.

- CAJ News


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