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Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram: Shekau appears again, says ‘we’re in Sambisa, police wives with us’
2018-02-08
[DAILYPOST.NG] Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
leader, Shekau has appeared in a new video, days after the military said the sect has been completely defeated.

Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, had made the claim last weekend.

He disclosed that hundreds of bully boyz surrendered, several others fled their enclave, while over 100 civilians were rescued.

"My soldiers are in the heart of Boko Haram enclave that is Camp Zairo, the gallant troops have taken total control of Sambisa Forest.

"We have broken the heart and soul of Shekau’s group, taking over the camp and its environs.

"They are on the run and we are pursuing them to wherever they go. This time around there is no place for escape anywhere.

"We had earlier asked those of them that want to surrender to do so and we are still asking them to come out and surrender otherwise they are going to meet it the hard way", he said.

But in a new footage, Shekau threatened more violence in the region, insisting that his men were still in Sambisa, if not, "where are the police wives that ’are being tossed in the clink
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
by us'".

Ahmad Sakilda, a journalist known for his coverage of the sect, also confirmed the new video on Twitter.

"Abubakar Shekau
... the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fired by the Caliph and refused to step down ...
looks and sounded weary in his latest video, but is he really the trouble now? The insurgency has developed beyond his reach. No doubt, #ISWAP is the future of the insurgency that we all have to contend with in the upcoming years", he tweeted.

Posted by:Fred

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