Thursday, 22 August 2013

We are not Saying Anthing about Shekau Death - - Minister of Information ; Labaran Maku

 The Federal Government has said it will not get involved in the controversy over the military Joint Task Force claim that the leader of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram  Abubakar Shekau at least according to the Minister for Information   see what he says

You will notice that since the President proclaimed the state of emergency three months ago, we have kept political comments out of it. We decided that it is better for the military to tell their story and that is why I have not spoken on it.

“We want to remove this security operation from any misunderstanding, especially from politicians. As a government, it is our operation but the most important thing is to allow the military tell the story of what is happening.

“From the story you and I have read, it is very clear that this state of emergency has achieved a lot of result for which all Nigerians are proud of the performance of our military and security services.”
The minister however said the information released by security agencies on the possible death of the sect leader was a morale booster for Nigerians and the military.

 Relating to the story (Shekau’s possible killing) that we have read, I think it is better we leave it at that. These people are on the run and we will allow the military to tell the story.

“The military said that it would appear that in one of their operations, the leader of the insurgents was mortally wounded and they were rushing him from place to place and they believe that he could indeed be dead. There is no question of losing confidence. It should give us more confidence.

“What it means is that the security forces are closing up on some of the kingpins of this murderous group that has denied thousands of Nigerians their lives. Some of the key leaders have been pronounced dead.”

Source ; Culled from Punch News.

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