Shekau in new video denies ceasefire, says Chibok schoolgirls married off

Shekau: ceasefire a lie

It is now certain that President Goodluck Jonathan will never be able to #bringbackourgirls.

What a pity! The whole campaign, with international flavour, has been a waste of time as Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader said in a new video today that the 219 girls captured in April have been married after their conversion to Islam.

The schoolgirls were captured on 14 April in Chibok, Borno state. They have not been seen since then.

Shekau also denied what observers have long suspected: his group has never agreed to a ceasefire with the Nigerian government.

In the new video obtained on Friday by AFP, Shekau described the Nigerian government claims as a lie. He also ruled out future talks.

The Boko Haram leader also claimed to be holding a German national, who was kidnapped in the northeast Nigerian state of Adamawa earlier this year.

Shekau’s claim that they were “holding your German hostage” is the first claim of responsibility for the abduction, which happened in Gombi, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the Adamawa state capital, Yola, on July 16.

The German foreign ministry in Berlin said it did not want to comment when contacted by AFP.

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  • I think it's time to call a spade a spade and a knife a knife. Let those sponsoring boko haram and politicizing it for the sake of power shift go with them and the south separate. Is it by force to be together?????????

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  • I dont believe in GEJ, Tinubu, Buhari or any politician in Nigeria for that matter, they are bunch of liars and self centered and greedy idiots. I will never waste my time or votes for criminals who parade themselves as politician. We are really at the end time, believe me Jesus Christ is coming soon. what will it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul. May God have mercy!

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  • This shekau looks younger and cleaner than the shekau we've being seeing in other videos as for ceacefire boko haram should be the one begging FG for ceacefire not the other way round.

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  • Please when u make do verify d source. The image above is just a picture and not a why make comment as if you watch a vedio of shekau saying so

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  • Mr. president who is now telling lies , you or Boko Haram ? ,the fact remain that Christians and Moslems alike should pray for Nigeria in unity so as to have a very sound leader.

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