Shehu Sani, Salkida doubt Boko Haram ceasefire deal

Shehu Sani

A Nigerian journalist, and an activist who have been involved in several negotiations with extremist sect, Boko Haram, have expressed doubt over reports Friday that the Nigerian military and Boko Haram agreed a ceasefire.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, an Air Chief Marshal, announced the ceasefire deal Friday and ordered all field officers to comply with the agreement.

Reports say the deal was reached at a meeting involving the Principal Secretary to the President Goodluck Jonathan, Hassana Tukur, a representative of Boko Haram, Danladi Ahmadu, and a representative of the Chadian government.

The reports also said the deal was reached in Ndjamena, the capital of Chad republic.

Journalist, Ahmad Salkida, and activist, Shehu Sani, are known for their access to the Boko Haram group.

Mr. Salkida expressed doubts about the deal with Boko Haram in several tweets Friday.

Ahmadu not known to Boko Haram members

On his part, Mr. Sani said his contacts told him Boko Haram members have denied knowing any Mr. Ahmadu as their representative.

Ahmad Salkida
Ahmad Salkida

“All my attempts to confirm the ceasefire deal did not produce any result. My sources are telling me that they don’t know who that person is,” Mr. Sani said.

He also said for Boko Haram to reach any ceasefire, such information must come from the leader of the group.

“Any statement that is not coming from the leader of the group cannot be said to be credible and will not be complied with by the group members,” he said.

Obviously referring to Abubakar Shekau whom the Nigerian Armed forces said is dead, Mr. Sani said “the leader is the only person they respect and listen to”.


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  • Joe

    Boko Haram killed many margi people at yaza yesterday nite, and cart away with many cows. The CDS is from Adamawa state, I expect him to know the problems margi and Higgi communities are facing in Adamawa state.

    • Dominblessed

      yesterday man

  • Dan Arewa

    But, Mr. Sani, the information is coming from the Boko Haram leaders, don’t you see?

    • Ali A-ly

      which BH leader? is it one Danladi?…I can give my self Danladi and say I am BH leader and I need money…man what happened to the Nigerian Intelligence that we always claim we are?

  • Agha

    this sani man is always sounding negative when a development is not coming from his end. please let us know what branch of bk you are representing or is your group still ready to die the more?
    save your group if you can.

    • The following is from my article “Islam’s Jesus”:

      … In Islam, hiding the intention to expand Islamic territory is a virtue. When Muhammad didn’t have enough soldiers,
      he agreed to be peaceful with Mecca (Peace Treaty of Hudaibiya), but after he gained more followers,
      he sneaked-up on Mecca and took it during Ramadan (a pre-Islamic pagan fasting month).
      Following the example of Muhammad, Muslims (even today) advocate and follow
      Quranic and Hadithic verses that speaks of making peace with infidels when Muslims are the minority in a society.
      Examples of such verses are: Surah 2.256 “Let there be no compulsion in religion …”

      … The Qur’an and Hadith doesn’t limit the expansion of Ummah al-Islamiyah, the
      lands over which Sharia’s Theocracy must be administered; in comparison
      to the Torah’s Theocracy over a specified land: Eretz YisraEl. …

      • Abu Abdullah

        Grace Or what so ever your name is Pls if you dint know something pls stop wasting your time on it. You are not a muslim you dont know anything concerning sulh Hudaibiya and you there bordering your self on it pls stop it.

        • Why can’t you help the Public by SPECIFYING how i’m wrong?
          Please tell us how the information i gave is wrong.

  • Factual

    The announcement of the ceasefire is coming from THE REAL BOKO HARAM SPONSORS. The meeting was held in Ndjamena, where MAD SHERRIF received his friend JONAHARAM when he visited the Chad’s president who is also SHERRIF’S close friend.

    • Wähala

      Gospel !!!

    • djay

      something like that

    • krakra

      I am sure you are angry with this unexpected development. If it had to take Jonathan to achieve what by this means what is your headache?

      • Factual

        Is anything wrong in what i said? You can tell us the fact.

      • tundemash

        you hate the truth .. don’t u ? GEJ will be the first ex. President to be executed for crimes against humanity when the dust clears.

  • Wähala

    If the CDS ordered his troops to cease fire, wha are Salkida and Sani to say otherwise with proof? Alhmad Salkida in particular believes he’s the only authority on Boko Haram and any news about the group not authenticated by him is automatically false… and that’s bologné. Sani himself is equall a pessimist so I will hedge with the NA since corroborating actions of the insrugents so far point to a softening of position given that Cameroon just secured the release of their long-held captives… and, the involvement of Chad where Modu Sheriff holds sway. In every ceasefire agreement are doubts, everyone “hopes” both parties abide by their words so any breakdown in the peace process should not be seen as a vindication of Sani ati Salkida, but “normal” when dealing with fringe elements… after all, it is foolhardy to trust a criminal. I’m still soaking my chaplet in HW with hopes our girls will soon regain their freedom. “Impossible is nothing” – Mohammed Ali
    @Premium Times…
    Next time, biko, interpret this “Tweeter English” to conventional English since not everyone is on Tweeter ati Facebook… besides, it is the reason our kids are flunking English in WEAC like no-man’s business. What’s the meaning of all that gibberish? Höly Wähala invented, “Wazobia English” but I still structure it in understandable lingua for those who are not fluent in the three major Naija languages. When I use “biko ati shikena” everybody understands my drift.

    • the truth

      my man u suppose be comedian.lol

      • checkmate

        Mr. “the truth” with the ceasefire, what will happen to the towns and villages that are still under the control of Boko Haram as well as those people that were displaced?

      • Wähala

        Hey!
        I can figure it all out but it slows down my pace if you know what I mean…
        for instance, why not simply write, ‘God Bless Nigeria’ in the end instead of the hashtag (#) before Naija? It’s just irritating to say the least. Referencing a patented name like #BBOG make sense but for God’s sake, not good ol’ Nigeria…

    • Gideon Orkar

      Gbam

  • Kwango

    Boko Haram and their Chadian government collaborators have saved themselves from disgrace if Buhari takes over next year. A continuation of the present government will see them back to killing. They know Buhari will decimate them, hence they need a weak government to continue. If Dr Jonathan wins, they will call off the ceasefire and go ahead with capturing communities. Nigerians be wise. They should not be allowed regroup, unfortunately this is only an election ceasefire. Sheriff is indeed their leader and has helped brokered for PDP to win and insurgence to continue.

    • Okey

      Why are so sad and so unhappy about the prospects of the release of the Chibok girls. So Buhari’s electoral success is more important than the lives of those innocent girls traumatized by religious bigotry ?

  • Ette

    Guys you know what!. This so called government is really very incompetent, jaundiced and is fit for the dustbin. Simply because GEJ is using the corrupted TAN to declare his bid tomorrow they are coming up with this propaganda, playing politics with the dying girls. This is an arrangee ceasefire in which our stolen money was used to bribe so called Danladi to act as rep. of their boko haram. This is to make Nigerians feel good so the atmosphere at the rally tomorrow is not fouled by the fate of the girls. Did he not drive the BringBackOurGirls group away just yesterday, and some lying people are cunning this political announcement of ceasefire to deceive. They are indeed boko haram. GEJ should know that heaven and earth and the suffering people of Nigeria have rejected him spirit, soul and body, as even his name smells corruption, incompetence and wickedness. May God treat them the way they are treating Nigerians.

    • krakra

      May God treat you the way you are treating GEJ and may you be accused of something and punished for something you know nothing of

      • Issei

        May your life also continue forever just like the way nigera is under Jonathan.

    • Agha

      read your comment before posting, you really have a chance of doing far better.

  • sayit

    Please
    Shehu Sani, Salkida your relevance has come to an end, book haram have given up, thats how you said, shekau the goof was not dead, please go & find something else to do

  • Garden-City Boy

    Shehu Sani should simply tell us that he is the leader of this Boko Haram group. Let’s stop fooling ourselves.

    • GoodCitizen

      This guy SANNI said emphatically that instruction that is not from the dead leader will not be heeded. He should be the one sending media messages of this group. High level surveillance and electronic surveillance need to mounted against this element. He is not happy at all that there is going to be solution soon. Sanni and salkida are evil.

  • blogNaija

    may this madness come to an end!

  • Ade

    mr sani, tell your sources to release the girls pls

    • The following is from my article “Islam’s Jesus”:

      … In Islam, hiding the intention to expand Islamic territory is a virtue. When Muhammad didn’t have enough soldiers,
      he agreed to be peaceful with Mecca (Peace Treaty of Hudaibiya), but after he gained more followers,
      he sneaked-up on Mecca and took it during Ramadan (a pre-Islamic pagan fasting month).
      Following the example of Muhammad, Muslims (even today) advocate and follow
      Quranic and Hadithic verses that speaks of making peace with infidels when Muslims are the minority in a society.
      Examples of such verses are: Surah 2.256 “Let there be no compulsion in religion …”

      … The Qur’an and Hadith doesn’t limit the expansion of Ummah al-Islamiyah, the
      lands over which Sharia’s Theocracy must be administered; in comparison
      to the Torah’s Theocracy over a specified land: Eretz YisraEl.

      • zaragoza

        You be big mumu, Muhammed is from Mecca FOI am a christian. Stop deceiving yourself and other retards like you…

        • He left Mecca (his hometown) because of persecution and went to Yathrib (Medina).
          Later, he returned and entered into a Peace Treaty (Hudaybiya) with the Meccans,
          but during a peaceful time (Ramadan) in which no one expects war, he attacked and took Mecca.

          • Musab

            He didn’t attack makkah. Read well before u post rubbish. It was an agreement that after some years Muhammad and the Muslims will be allowed to come for pilgrimage. When the years elapsed he did. Is that what u call attack? If you don’t know Islam, don’t claim u know it. Stop deceiving urself and others

          • Musa

            Grace is right. Mohammad (PBOH) was a very violent man. The coward and violent Prophet Mohammad (PBOH) took flight (ran) from Mecca to Medina. That was the history and the truth.

          • Musab

            Hmm…. Put up a Good sentence and u will have my attention. I don’t use abusive words and So I don’t provide time for those who use them. Be more civilized in ur choice of words as u see others do here. Thank you

          • Okay, if you are right, please tell us how Muhammad destroyed all the 360 idols of the Kaaba
            which the Meccans were worshiping.

          • Musab

            Muhammad (PBUH) entered makkah for pilgrimage together with thousands of Muslims, the Makkans got afraid and fled. My Prophet (PBUH) said… “Do not harm anyone, for everyone behind closed door is safe, everyone at the Kaaba is also safe, all women and children are safe, all unarmed men are safe.”
            What does this depict? Whosoever leave the Muslims alone is safe, So that pilgrimage was not for war nor attack as u claim. On the record, there was no violence.
            As for the Idols… Muslims don’t worship idols and So the idols had to be removed from the Kaaba and destroyed, the Kaaba which was built by Prophet Ibraheem and his son Ismael.
            About the Black stone… It not an idol, it just a part of the Kaaba, which was placed there by it builders whose names I mentioned already. Thesame stone was used by the Prophet long before he was called to prophethood to settle a dispute between the clans of makkah about who was to replace it in position. Remember this was before call to prophethood. So do know that Muslims don’t worship a stone cos we are not Idol worshippers. Muslims worship only one God, and there is no other God but Him, Muhammad is a messenger of God and So is Isah(Jesus). U can get a copy of the Movie “The Message”, acted by Non Muslims to know more of what happened durring the Time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). May God grant us understanding. AMEEN

          • You said: “Muhammad entered makkah for pilgrimage together with thousands of Muslims,
            the Makkans got afraid and fled.”

            That’s Not the complete truth, but we don’t need to argue on that anymore; have it your way.

            Why was Qibla (prayer direction) initially towards Israel instead of the Kaaba?

            According to Hadith, Islamic calendar/history (Hijra: AH) began when Muhammad emigrated
            from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD/CE. Yet Hadith and Qur’an says Adam, Abraham (Ibrahim)
            and Ismail were the ones that originally established the Kaaba as Islam’s holiest place of worship
            because they first worshiped there, BUT IF THAT’S TRUE and Islam was established during Ibrahim
            and Ismail’s time, why does Islamic calendar (1 AH) begin during Muhammad’s lifetime
            INSTEAD OF IBRAHIM’S TIME when pure-Islam was originally established?

        • gymer

          If you are Christian, you would not have responded the way did. It is one thing to go to church, it is another thing to be a Christian. I par you will indeed receive Christ into your life and live like Him.

  • Buhari is an Islamist

    Say no to Sharia rule.

    What are Northern Muslims doing to rescue the Chibok girls who are paying a deadly price for Sharia?

    Chibok girls are victims of Sharia and Islam. GEJ did not invent sharia. A group of Muslims decided to implement sharia which abhor Western education. Chibok girls were abducted while attending a western school as against Islamic school( a crime in Sharia).

    Northern Muslims overwhelmingly adopted Sharia not GEJ. Boko-Haram are Northern Muslims fighting to implement sharia. What are Northern Muslims doing to rescue the Chibok girls who are paying a deadly price for Sharia? Nigeria situation is not an exception. Afghanistan Taliban government operating under sharia law, abhor western education, thus ban girls from such schools.

    Malala, a Pakistani Muslims was recently shoot by Taliban Muslims for seeking western education. It is all about Sharia(the evil law). The hatred towards her stems partly from religious conservatism and opposition to female empowerment(in accordance with sharia law). Instead of joining GEJ towards everlasting solution and the eventual release of those young girls,northern Muslims are here playing politics.

    Boko-Haram represents what northern Muslims stand for. Boko-Haram are not animals but advocates of sharia . They are here to implement sharia as they were told by elite Muslims that non-Muslims are threat to Islam.

    Say No to Buhari and sharia rule.

    • Mus’ab

      Get some sense into what u say…. If Book Haram is by the northerners and they want to implement Shari’a law. Why are they only killing the northerners, y are they abducting the northerners? Stop being sentimental, Boko Harm is everyone’s headache…. #GodSaveMyCountry

      • Buhari is an Islamist

        Northern Christians were kidnapped and killed not Northern Muslims. Any Northern Muslim casualty is a collateral damage and are destined to make Islamic heaven since they died in the cause of implementing sharia(Mohammed law). Boko-Haram, ISIS and other Islamic terrorist organizations are all advocate of sharia and Caliphate.

        • Musab

          Hahaahahaha…. U only made me laugh, So what u are categorically trying to say here is that only the Christian Northerners are victims of the pains inflicted by the Boko Harm sect. Be more realistic, stop using lies to earn a point. Every one in this country maybe except you knows that is a White Lie. #GodSaveMyCountry

  • Okey

    If this man, Shehu Sani, was correctly quoted here by Premium Times thus – “Any statement that is not coming from the leader of the group cannot be said to be credible and will not be complied with by the group members,” – the this man should be watched by Nigeria. For his statements portrays him as one of the decision makers of Boko Haram and one who would prefer a prolongation of the insurgency for reasons best known to inner circles like him.

    • Jon

      He wants to be a “play maker” in decisions involving these Boko Haram murderers. He knows the money involved in being a play maker. He is driven by money and greed.

  • Panzerfaustnl

    Dear Jafaar,

    Do you really think that it could be a racism thing that Facebook as a company doesn’t give the situation in Nigeria as much of an attention as the situation in Paris? I think that it isn’t the case. The case is that it is on our doorstep ánd it is the second (is it?) time after 1945 that a thing like this happened in a Western European country.

    And for your convenience there were no Bosnian, Afghan, Syrian or Iraqi flags on the Facebook too. And Miss Palestine has made her own flag.

    The problem is for a company as Facebook that they stay political neutral, so Facebook itself shall never color to the current situation, but mr Zuckerberg himself can have a opinion to the situation.

    The flags you see are for as far as I know a personal act. The same as when I changed my profile photo in a #BringBackOurGirls statement. What I did, and many Europeans with me.

    What I am sure of that is that there is a growing political awareness about the situation all over the world, for the situation in Nigeria and all over the world, and that we don’t let us push in a new, but religious based, Apartheids system. My friends are from over the world, and that has been stronger since Facebook exists.

    We, as a family, visited Nigeria two times, in 2008 and 2012, although people said not to go.. And even the fact that people called us Oyibo, my firm believe is that the word Welcome is a Nigerian invention.

    • Oladipo

      I’m not sure you got the thrust of this expression.
      Facebook soliciting users to identify with a tragic incidence (much of which has happened in other climes without any such similar show of solidarity) by influencing a change of display picture is negatively discriminatory, whether racial, capitalist.
      And did I just observe an attempt by you to ‘politicize’ world terrorist activities?
      How is the attack on France any different from the ones in Beirut, Lebanon, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, etc?
      Maybe Global War Against Terrorism (GWAT) isn’t quite a global action yet after all.

      • Panzerfaustnl

        Can be, I am not native English.

        I don’t think that Facebook themself are doing that, users are doing that. And when Boko Haram abducted those girls, a lot of Dutch/ European/ American people created pictures with the #bringbackourgirls sign just to push the government to do something and at least to help the Nigerian government to do something with as result that the Nigerian armed forces were helped by American specialists to do the job.
        Facebook doesn’t have to do things, we have to do that, you, me and al those others.
        The other side is that in the world there is so much pain and missery, people get numb for things further than their frontdoor. And Paris, speaking in world terms, is for them their frontdoor. Terror has finaly found their frontdoor.

        In that light the attack in France is not different thant the ones in Beirut and the other countries, but for many it is to far away. And the fact is, that it happens not that often as in those countries.

        The war on terrorism is global, my former army unit is in Mali. Dutch F16’s are fightin above Iraq. As many other countries, Russian Army is fighting in Syria.

        What is terrorism, but the war on it is global.

      • OLUMIDE

        At least they didnt force you to identify.

  • James Bond

    Sometimes the problem is not always with the Western press alone. When the Baga massacre happened, the then president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan didn’t say anything about it but he was quick to express his condolences to the French victims of terrorism which happened on the SAME DAY AS THE BAGA MASSACRE. 18 people were killed in Paris, Jonathan expressed his condolences, about 2,000 people were killed in Baga on the same day, he didn’t say anything. Whose fault is that? Facebook?

  • Iskacountryman

    dear jafaar…complain to your president…

  • OLUMIDE

    Mr Jafaar Jafaar, how will Facebook identifying with Nigeria promote anti-racism, i think you are only trying to dig diamond from a goldmine. Facebook is not a de-facto for such, as the important bodies have always condemn such attacks. Don’t always make yourself an antagonist. Well your opinion is just one out of billions.

  • ed

    Good and natural reaction to double standard. President Buhari didn’t reach out to 22 Nigerian killed by Fulani’s herdsmen in Kogi State in this same week.
    Jafaar need to send the same letter to Nigerian President Buhari. Let him know that Nigerian lives matter too.
    22 innocent people can’t be killed in France or American while the president and the citizens show zero concern.
    Charity begins at home.