Leadership (Abuja)

21 February 2013

Nigeria: Boko Haram Denies Ceasefire, Pastes Threat Posters in Borno

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Jama'atu Ahlussunah Lidda'awati Wal Jihad popularly called Boko Haram has denied ever announcing a ceasefire.

On Wednesday morning residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital woke up to see pasted posters around mosques and in different parts of the city carrying messages from the leader of Boko Haram, Imam Abubakar Shekau which denied ever delegating anybody to discuss with the Borno State government on cease fire.

BBC Hausa service monitored in Abuja reported that some people in Maiduguri said they received some leaflets which were shared on Tuesday evening.

But the Borno State commissioner of information, Inuwa Buwala said that he was not aware of it even as he promised to investigate the incident.

It would be recalled that Borno State government earlier said it had reached a memorandum of understanding of a cease fire with the person that claimed to be Boko Haram spokesman.

Boko Haram has always passed its messages through posters and media.

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