Nigeria: Don't Return to Borno Again, Shekau, 'Boko Haram' Leader Warns Buhari

Auno, Borno state, Nigeria.
13 February 2020

The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has sent President Muhammadu Buhari a warning, telling him never to return to Borno.

In a video obtained by TheCable, the leader of the sect conspicuously told Buhari that his members are fully on ground in the North-East.

He said they will attack Buhari if he visits Borno again. "Buhari came to Maiduguri pretending to be a good man. He shouldn't try it again," Shekau said in Hausa language.

Speaking further, he gave condition for Chibok girls' release, noting that the schoolgirls would be set free if the federal government let go of the sect members currently in detention.

Recall that in April 15, 2014, the sects abducted about 276 female students from Chibok girls Secondary School.

Since then, Boko Haram has release few and had retained others including Leah Shaibu, a christain amongst them.

However, the group launched another attack hours after Buhari paid a condolence visit to the state over the killing of 30 persons in Auno, a community near Maiduguri, on Sunday.

Details later:

Vanguard

More From: Vanguard

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.