February 13, 2020

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau gives condition for Chibok girls' release, warns President Buhari not to return to Borno

Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of Boko Haram sect, has given a condition under which the remaining Chibok schoolgirls that are being held in captivity, would be released. In a video released to the Cable, Shekau said the schoolgirls would be set free if the federal government let go of the sect members currently in detention. In the video, Shekau warned President Buhari not to return to Borno as his members are fully on ground in the north-east and would attack the president if he ever returns to Borno. President Buhari was in Borno state on Wednesday, February 12th on a condolence visit to the government and people of the state following last Sunday's attack by the sect members in Aonu community that leftover 30 travellers dead while many others were abducted. Recall that the sects abducted about 276 female students from Chibok Girls Secondary School. Over 100 of them are still in Boko Haram captivity while others have been released by the sect.