Abubakar Shekau, has again released another audio message debunking the reported negotiation with his group. Shekau released an audio message in August, to refute reports of his death as a result of five months silence.
In the latest message released on social media, Shekau, who spoke in Arabic and Hausa, said the military lacked the capacity to confront his men.
“Buhari is a liar and has deceived you. The Army spokesperson is also lying. He and his foot soldiers always run helter-skelter whenever we come face to face with them.
“Buhari, you once claimed that you will crush us in three months. How can you crush us?
“The military lied that they have confiscated our arms, that we have been chased out of our territories.
“We are alive, I am alive, this is my voice, more audible than it was before. This is Shekau.”
The military has claimed victory over the sect in recent times,” he said.
In a statement issued on Saturday, Sani Usman, spokesperson of the Army, said the insurgents were “falling to federal might” and the fight against insurgency was “gaining momentum”.
Usman also said 139 Boko Haram captives had been freed, while eight insurgents surrendered to the Army.
Shekau, however did not only dismiss the claims, he also discredited the alleged peace deal the Federal Government said it was entering with the group.
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