Boko Haram group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, in a new video obtained on Friday, 31st Oct. 2014 by AFP, claimed the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped from the remote northeast town of Chibok, in Borno state, in April had converted to Islam and been married off.
It would be re-called that a senior presidential aide to Goodluck Jonathan said agreement had been reached to free the schoolgirls.
According to the source, in the new video Shekau dismissed the much-publicized ceasefire with the Nigerian government as announced by Nigeria’s military chief, Alex Badeh, describing the Nigerian government claims as a lie and apparently ruling out future talks.
Nigeria’s government maintains that talks were ongoing in the Chadian capital, Ndjamena.
But Shekau, speaking in Hausa, dressed in military fatigues and boots with a black turban, and flanked by 15 armed fighters, said: “We have not made ceasefire with anyone…
“We did not negotiate with anyone… It’s a lie. It’s a lie. We will not negotiate. What is our business with negotiation? Allah said we should not.”
Then, the militant leader said many of the girls had converted to Islam but in the latest, he indicated that all of those held had become Muslims.
“Don’t you know the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls have converted to Islam? They have now memorised two chapters of the Koran,” he said.
But what is really happening to Nigeria military(schoolwatch.com.ng ask?) Imagine Just three states, Adamawa, Yobe and Borno, and the military is having a harcullian task in curding the insurgence. What happen to intelligence? How big is Maiduguri or Yobe or Adamawa that they can mapped the areas the suspected insurgents are hiding there by laying them seige? If the military is finding this situation hard to crack, sometimes i wonder what would happen if this whole crisis engulf half of the country. Each passing day, i’m getting convince that the whole thing is more political and a means to syphone money from our collective treasury. Imagine if it were a military head of state, Buhari would have been forgotting. The case of metasine readily comes to mind and how the govt of General Buhari spare no effort in distabilising them. My concern are the innocent military boys that are used as experiment or shooting practice or as tool by disgruntle politicians using this event to further perpetuate their game of lining their pockets and as avenue to grab power by all means. God is watching and very soon the rooster will surely come home to roast.
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