According to some reports, the leader of Boko Haram, the jihadist group terrorizing Nigeria’s northeastern region finally surrenders.
Boko Haram made their surrender through a video which shows their leader, Abubakar Shekau surrendering and advising followers to follow suit.
The report suggest that Boko Haram has finally surrendered to the superior power of the Nigerian troops . A video released on Wednesday, March 23 by the Leadership, shows the kingpin, Abubakar Shekau who was rumoured to have been killed, advising his followers to “surrender to save themselves”. Shekau in the video below appeared to have surrendered to constant bombardments by the Nigerian army troops.
However, a careful analysis of the speech by Shekau casts doubt on the claims of the terrorist leader’s surrender. There was no verification on any of the message that Boko Haram leader has urged the Islamists to lay down their weapons in the video.
Contrary to what was initially mistook as a surrender video, Shekau said: “Naji sakon ku, naji, gaisuwar ku, Allah ya saka maku da alkairi,” which translates: “I have received your messages, I have heard you greetings, God bless you.”
He also spoke about their deformed caliphate in Gwoza, noting that the people are also wishing him well.
Further analysis of the video suggests that a surrendering man does not surrender with arms at his shoulder. Shekau was carrying a firearm and could not possibly be telling others to lay down theirs, experts say.
Recall: Nigeria’s military reported that dozens of Boko Haram fighters surrendered in September and October last year. It promised those who give themselves up voluntarily will be rehabilitated through a de-radicalization program.
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