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No Negotiation, No Retreat, Boko Haram Tells FG

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau
Posted: Apr 2, 2016 at 4:03 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A new video was released on Friday by the Boko Haram jihadist group, denying any suggestion that it might negotiate with the Federal Government.

This is coming just about a week after its leader, Abubakar Shekau, said in March that his time as the head of the group might be coming to an end.

The previous video showed Shekau, who appeared thin and spiritless, delivering his message without his usual fiery manner.

This had prompted speculation from the Army that the Islamist group was on the verge of collapse in the face of a sustained military counter-insurgency.

However, in a Friday video posted on YouTube, which showed men holding AK-47s and posing in front of Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks and a lorry mounted with a military cannon, Boko Haram maintained that it was still a potent fighting force and would not surrender.