Boko Haram Leader Threatens To Attack JTF Spokesperson,Promise Not To Release French Hostage
The leader of the Boko Haram sect, Ibn Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to deal with the spokesman of the JTF in Borno State, Lt Col Sagir Musa, and journalists for telling lies against the islamist sect, an online medium has reported.
The group also named Abu Zinnira as its new spokesman, just as it insisted they will not release the seven French hostages in their custody, until their wives and children being detained in Cameroon by French and Cameroonian authorities are set free.
According to Shekau “Anybody that is found standing against our religion should know that it is not a difficult task for us to die defending it. That is the pronouncement from me in my capacity as leader.
“We have a mission of establishing Sharia in this country and the rest of the world. We are the ones holding hostage the seven French nationals. We are holding them in custody because the leaders of Cameroon and Nigeria have also detained our brethren with women and children under dehumanising condition. It is against every rules of engagement to hold women and children as prisoners of war.
“Our message to the world is that these seven French will not be released until when we see our detained brethren released.”