Boko Haram denies dialogue with govt

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader

The Boko Haram sect has again denied negotiation talks with the federal government.

Sani Tukur 

The leadership of Jamaatu ahlis sunnah lil daawati wal jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram, has again, denied engaging in talks with the Nigerian government, contrary to widespread reports that the sect had re- entered into dialogue with the government.

The group made this denial in an email to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday evening.

The sect not only denied talks with the government, but also described the purported press statement by one Abu Muhammad, who claimed to be the second in Command to the sect’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, as the creation of the media.

The sect said its position on dialogue was made clear in a recent video address by its leader, where Mr. Shekau foreclosed any possibility of dialogue with the government, but which it said many media houses ignored, but were quick to publicise the “purported Meccah meeting”.

The sect recalled that it was because of such misrepresentations by the media that it attacked Thisday Newspaper, adding that as far as it is concerned, “those who fight us with guns and those who use pen are one and the same”.

The sect also said it is aware that many people were using its name to get huge sums of money under the pretext that they would “arrange dialogue with us”.

It called on such fake intermediaries to “fear Allah before they get into the hands of Allah’s army”.

In the statement, the sect said since the Federal Government “lured and arrested one of our leaders, Abu Darda who was sent to dialogue on our behalf and also frustrated the one facilitated by a journalist, Ahmad Salkida and headed by Dr. Ibrahim Datti, we have foreclosed any possibility of talks with the government”.

The group says it is aware Mr. Datti had entered into a fresh round of talks with the government.

It therefore warned Mr. Datti to “respect his age and desist forth with”.

The sect added that the only guarantee to peace is the full implementation of Sharia in Nigeria.

“As long as the government has not put aside the constitution and embrace the Holy Quran as the final law in the land, government should stop dreaming of peace because we will never stop fighting,” it said.


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  • Innocent

    Jonthan should just summon courage and crush these guys.

    • Musulmin Arewa

      Shekau and the so called Allah’s army, may almighty Allah not allow you to secure internal peace you and your family, may he continue to engender your life, disgrace you and put you to shame. You are being use as the conspirator to get down with the religion of Allah, the religion of peace, the religion that respect others right and dignity but you are being use with your ignorance as a weapon to give this beautiful religion a bad name. Almighty Allah will not let you succeed and will not allow you to be killed but Nigerian army will catch you red-handed and live to show your ugly shameless face to the world.

  • srb

    Su wanene sojojin Allah Shekau? Shekau Maitatsine Allah zai yi mana maganinku da ku da wadanda ke daukar nauyinku domin ku yaki addinin Musulunchi kuma ku bata masa suna. Wallahi da da irin wannan ta’addancin naku Musulunci ya fara da bai karbu kamar yadda ya ke a yanzu ba. Kun yi sanadiyyar mutuwar bayin Allah wasu ma sun fi ku matsayi a wurin Allah. Kuma karya kuke da kuke cewa wasu na amfani da sunanku, don me baku taba fitowa kun karyata ba. Allah ya tsine muku, Allah ya la’ance ku, Allah ya debe rahamarsa daga kanku, Allah ya halaka ku, makiya Allah da manzonsa, masu son su ruguza addini. Idan dai har Muhammad Yusuf ne ya koya muku irin wannan barnar to Allah ya ninka azaba a gare, don alfarmar Manzon Allah. Allah ya isar mana. Hazbunallahu wa ni’imal wakeel. Allah ya karya ku.

    • BSR

      Fada musa gaskiya SRB, Shekau ka dubi kasa kamar Indonesia sunada musilmi fiye da miliyan dari biyu (200,000,000) ka gayamana wada yaje ya yakesu suka zama musulmi a tarihi? Kyawawan halayen Muslinci ne yasa suka musulinta. Hakama Malaysia dade sauransu. Ka gaya mana mutane nawa suka musulinta ta hanyar da kuce bi tundaka lokacin Mal. M. Yusuf zuwa yau. Muna sane cewa kune kuka kashe Mal Jafar Kano! Inde da gaskene ai kanada Kani Isma’il me nene yasa baka turashi yayi suicide bombing ba yayi shahada sai bare wadanda ba kanuriba? Muji tsoron haduwarmu da Allah!

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      those who support evil, will live with it

  • tata tata

    we would fight until there is no nigerian left standing…all shall bow to allah while dying…

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      lol

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    i hereby convert to islam and urge others to join me, otherwise allah’s army will kill us all.

  • adexnyc

    Like Pastor Ayo Orishajafor said, there is no bases for negotiation with terrorist.