Boko Haram must release chibok girls unconditionally- Army

Ebun Francis

The Nigerian Army has reacted to the latest video released by the leader of Boko Haram group Abubakae Shekau. The army through its spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman described the video as evidence that the leader of the insurgent group is mentally sick and unstable, describing the ranting of the insurgent Boss as evidence that his end is near. The army therefore demanded the immediate and unconditional release of over 200 abducted Chibok School girls by the group.

According to statement signed by Usman: “No nation or society would believe him or any Boko Haram terrorist based on antecedent and as he has shown over times to be irrational and therefore unreliable especially when it comes to negotiations on the release of the abducted girls”.

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“Therefore, he [Shekau] must release them unconditionally”, he said.

He also assured Nigerians and residents of Maiduguri, Kano, Kaduna and Zaria not to panic, stating that the military has what it takes to defend them and deal decisively with the remnants of the Boko Haram group.

He stated that: “We are just counting down to the day when all the few remnants will be totally wiped out or brought to justice.

“However, a window still exists for the repentant ones among them to lay down their arms and surrender to justice”.

The Nigerian Army therefore urged the public not to be bothered by the contents of the video as the military is making concerted efforts to clear the remnants of the terrorists and rescue all the hostages held by the group including the Chibok girls.