The leader of Boko Haram sect, Sheik Abubakar Shekau has denied the ceasefire agreement the Federal Government claims she has entered with the sect group. The revelation was made public in 10-minute video speech by the sect leader.
In the video, the sect leader confirms that his group supports the recent attack on Government Secondary Sch Yobe.
Some few days ago, the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of the Security Challenges in the North, Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki had claimed that Abubakar Shekau was involved in the current ceasefire deal.
He was quoted as telling State House correspondents in Abuja, “When a minister speaks on behalf of the Federal Government, you wouldn’t say you must see the President or the Vice President there. We’ve spoken with somebody who is second in command as far as Boko Haram is concerned and he has informed the media that he has been discussing with us with full knowledge and authority of Imam Abubakar Shekau; so, we’ve no cause to doubt him. We’ve done checks on him just as they (the sect) have done checks on us also, and we’ve realised that yes, we’re dealing with the proper people and with the proper leadership of the organization”
Shekau, in the message, also punctured the Federal Government’s claim that the Islamist extremists had agreed to a ceasefire deal in the spirit of Ramadan.