Nigerian military “studying” new Shekau video on ceasefire, Chibok girls

Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade

The Nigerian military says it is studying the video released Friday by Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader supposedly killed by security forces, where he dismissed claims of a ceasefire deal with the government and dashed hopes of the return of school girls abducted by his group since April.

In a statement Saturday, the spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, said the military would make its position on the video known after a thorough review.

“The content of the video purportedly released by terrorist on Friday is being studied.  Further information on subsequent position on the issues involved will be released as appropriate in due course,” Mr. Olukolade said.

He added, “The military will continue to accord due recognition to any ongoing mediatory efforts towards bringing our girls home and terminating the insecurity in parts of the country.

“Citizens are assured that the military and security agencies remain committed and optimistic for positive outcome of ongoing operations.”

The Nigerian government had on October 17 announced that it was suspending military operations against the extremist group after both sides agreed a ceasefire.

Part of the deal was to see the return of the more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok, Borno State, on April 14.

After Boko Haram launched fresh attacks on towns in Borno and Adamawa States, and the girls failed to return on expected dates, the government said more talks were being held and that new attacks were carried out by splinter groups of Boko Haram.

In the new video released Friday, Mr. Shekau denied any ceasefire deal with the government. He said his group will continue to fight the Nigerian state.

Mr. Shekau denied links to Danladi Adamu, the man named by the government as Boko Haram’s representative at the talks.

He said Chibok school girls in the group’s custody have all been “married off”, and will not return to their families.


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  • Lanre

    I am not sure you guys can study your nose from your ears and eyes. What is there to study? Why not study how Mubi and Vimtim fell and come out with a clear statement to reassure the citizenry and the international community that the Nigerian Military is not in disarray. A ragtag patchwork of opportunists. Oh blimey! I forgot this is the military of Sani Abacha, Ibrahim Babangida, Billionaire Danjuma, Crafty Obasanjo. Wasted Hopes!

    • What can we really do to change the following situations in Nigeria? I doubt if
      these comments reach those they are intended for. I don’t want my
      comments to be in vain.
      —————————-
      Why is Nigeria allowing Sharia in Northern Nigeria? That’s the LICENSE that
      opens the gate for those who are faithful to Qur’an and Hadith to
      establish Ummah al-Islamiyah in Nigeria and EXPAND SHARIA.

      Concerning “touch not the anointed”, please send the following IMPORTANT MESSAGE
      to all who can do something about it:

      Like the U.K. Charity Commission, Nigeria needs to start prosecuting
      Religious Fraudsters. Also, Nigerian Officials must stop mixing Government with Religion.

    • bib

      How about Dumbos army that has consumed trillions of Naira but run away from a ragtag army.

  • Chris1408

    Talk, talk and more talk. Last time I checked, Sambisa forest is part of Nigerian territory.

  • Guguru

    Dear Olukolade,

    You are too honest for the job of creating “lies” on behalf of a most corrupt and dishonest system. You are a good man thrust in the middle of a campaign of lies. The more you try to lie, the easier it is for us to see the truth. You are not a liar and have never been a liar no matter how hard you try to create lies. This is why I like you. I wish there were more honest Generals like you.

  • austine007

    This Major General Chris Olukolade’s lips looks like he smokes “Ganja” or “Weed” or is it “Gbana”? The man is so overwhelmed with the grass that his brain has lost every form of NETWORK… Am sure his brain is showing “NO SERVICE”

    • Aboki

      Every society has its challenges. They stand together to confront and fight the menace instead apportioning blames. For example South Africa is a country with highest crime rate second only to America in that order. No politicians, columnists or activists blamed Obama for shootings neither Zuma for insecurity in South Africa. If a Nigerian football captain was murdered the way SA football captain was, Jonathan would been blamed even if it took place in any other state outside Abuja. Lair Muhammed and other APC e-rats would have had a field day. @austin It is a pity you take pleasure in insulting person instead making reasonable contribution. If you know Olukolade in person you will sure be sorry because he is not who you think.

      • austine007

        Are you holding brief for OLUKOLADE? If he is NOT a liar but found himself in the situation to do so, the honorable thing for him to do is to resign. Or is it the small small budget he is controlling there that is tying his placenta to that seat? Please enough of this defense for incompetence. And mind you his lips really looks like that of “Ganja Man”…

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Lol

        • Guguru

          LOL!

      • austine007

        Hey! Aboki, the slogan “e-rats” sounds more like TUNDEMASH…. Brother I don catch you ooo!

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Austine, I can reassure you that you would never catch @Tundemash dead defending GEJ.

          • Otile

            You don’t know my friend Abubakar tundemash that well. This man is a human chameleon, he changes as ladies change their underwear. Abubakar and I have gone a long way on some other blogs in the past. At one time were almost best friends.

            He and Wähala
            were at each others throats at Sahara Reporters. The only thing that saved their lives was they were nowhere close to each other, but now they pretend to be best friends.

            Don’t you ever speak for my friend Abubakar tundemash, he can always stab you in the back when the time is ripe.

        • tundemash

          shou ! how did you get scammed that easily ? The creek monkey just mis-used the e-rat name.

          • austine007

            Sorry Bros! No vex…

      • Guguru

        Aboki,

        Nigerian society does not stand together anymore. The society is essentially fractured into the rich and the poor. The rich have n loyalty to the poor and the poor have no loyalty to the rich. The rich steal the collective wealth of the poor and poor gets better at committing crimes on the rich.

      • True Nigerian

        Oga, please stop comparing apples to oranges! No activist blamed Obama for shootings. Yeah, right! That’s because, firstly, the suspects have been apprehended and they are facing the law. Secondly, Obama didn’t go to a rally to dance with hilarity just few hours after the mindless mass murder of his own citizens and whilst Americans were sober and angry. Thirdly, Obama doesn’t come across as a Presidency that is trying to milk political advantages from the deaths and maiming of his own citizens. That is because Obama doesn’t arrive at the scene of the shootings and then starts saying quite cluelessly – with no shreds of evidence – that the Republicans are responsible for the attacks. You dey hear me so?

        No one blamed Zuma for the death of the South African footballer? Yes; again, for the above reasons too. Jacob Zuma isn’t engaged in the pettiness of chasing Tambuwal in some useless political muscle-flexing whilst South Africa is on fire and losing territories. Can you see how useless and empty your excuses are?

        And as for the crass myopism of your comment that people should get to know Chris Oiukolade personally, please make note that people don’t need to know their leaders in person. People only know the leaders by the outcomes of the leadership and its impact on the people. That’s how it is all over the sane world that doesn’t have excuse makers like you. Chris Olukolade, his army fellow army goons(Bade and Minimah) and their Commander-in-Chief have repeatedly lied and attempted to deceive Nigerians. On that count, your personal knowledge of them in person has no relevance to the necessary inference to be drawn from the above set of facts on their records in relation to managing the problem of Nigeria’s spirraling insecurity.

        So, overall, your explanations and the excuses that come with them are balderdash; utter bunkum.

        • James Breen

          A brilliant reply by True Nigerian

      • Lala

        Homo Ignoramus!

  • austine007

    Very MUMUCIOUS General Olukolade. You are so full of MUMURITY! For how long have you guys been studying SHE-COW’s (sorry SHEKAU) video? The other day you denied NO NIGERIAN air-force jet was shot-down not until BH released a video of the gruesome beheading of the pilot of the jet. Despite such incontestable truth you said “the video is being studied” uptil now you dumb GENERALS are still studying that video and have never acknowledged that BH indeed beheaded a Nigerian Air-force officer!

  • Truthometer

    Studying? Mcheeeew! Shekau and his war commanders have not changed their residential and operational address from sambisa forest, since they started hammering Dumbo and his man o war, called military. Lack of gut to enter his operational base is the reason why we are still in this sorry state. The pepper soup generals continues to profit from the war and the foot soldiers continues to die for lack of competent commander in chief and modern equipment. Ok, Olukolade and his co-fake generals should continue studying in their air condition offices, while Shekau and his misguided fanatical followers are putting finishing touches to where they are going to invade and capture next. You want to remain reconciliatory with people who are not interested in any reconciliation. It shows how weak Dumbo and his military are. Just keep on studying while Nigerians are dying. Ok?

    • What can we really do to change the following situations in Nigeria? I doubt if
      these comments reach those they are intended for. I don’t want my
      comments to be in vain.
      —————————-
      Why is Nigeria allowing Sharia in Northern Nigeria? That’s the LICENSE that
      opens the gate for those who are faithful to Qur’an and Hadith to
      establish Ummah al-Islamiyah in Nigeria and EXPAND SHARIA.

      Concerning “touch not the anointed”, please send the following IMPORTANT MESSAGE
      to all who can do something about it:

      Like the U.K. Charity Commission, Nigeria needs to start prosecuting
      Religious Fraudsters. Also, Nigerian Officials must stop mixing Government with Religion

      • amazing2012

        What do you mean by your statement? They peopel are mostly Muslims and you are taking about introducing sharia to who ? To dead and empty towns ? Just to Jonathan to act on those accused Ali Mary sharif, Gen. Ihejirika and the those who sent helicopter to drop supplies to them, who give hem hundreds of helix vehicles and fuel them,including the armourer killed two days ago who supply weapons to Jos crises, and the customs comptroller who also supplies weapons to them, the pastor who turn to arms dealer, the late general Azazi who stole 35,000 AK 47 and undisclosed numbe of ammunitions( later removed and killed because he starts exposing them). Etc let anyone suspected be prosecuted with fairness not selective justice.

    • OndLordsside

      Truthometer, don’t u think that you are part oo Nigeria’s problem? Your total disrespect fo the person of the President who God the Ultimate power had in His infinite wisdom appointed to rule this Country at this time is a clearly indicates that you fo not have the fear of God in you. It is people like you, by your attitude and response to to issues concerning this Nation; you open spiritual doors through which the enemies keep on devastating this Country. Moreover, whatever seed you sow you shall reap, and what you do to oothers shsll be done to you. Therefore, watch your back!!
      OntheLordsside

  • aa

    For how long will this government continue to deceive us?

  • Spoken word

    Clowns.the earlier we know GEJ’s government does not care about us the better. We are all on our own.

  • amazing2012

    Whether the video is true do not the death and the destructions are truth !