Boko Haram commanders call for ceasefire after military onslaught

A screengrab taken on November 9, 2014 from a new Boko Haram video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows Boko Haram fighters parading on a tank in an unidentified town. The leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, dismissed again government claims about ceasefire talks and threatened to kill the man who has presented himself as Boko HaramТs negotiator.  AFP PHOTO / HO / BOKO HARAM

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A screengrab taken on November 9, 2014 from a new Boko Haram video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows Boko Haram fighters parading on a tank in an unidentified town. The leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, dismissed again government claims about ceasefire talks and threatened to kill the man who has presented himself as Boko HaramТs negotiator. AFP PHOTO / HO / BOKO HARAM = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS =

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Crisis is seemingly brewing in the Boko Haram camp as sources have confirmed that the leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, has been making frantic efforts to seek a soft landing as he prepares to surrender.
This was gathered from top intelligence sources in the Theatre of Operations in North-East Nigeria. According to a source who pleaded anonymity, he stated that Abubakar Shekau is desperately looking for an avenue to surrender.
The source further added that in recent times the Boko Haram group had suffered casualties that put the group in a tight corner.
The Chief of Army Staff has been in Borno State and there is a likelihood that he is going to be around for a long time given his body language of not leaving anything to chance in this critical operation.
He has also been in the trenches with some commanders holding meetings and analyzing Intelligence. I can tell you that everyone is on top of their game as the strategy is clear for all to understand.
It was also gathered that the past weeks had witnessed a renewed onslaught against Abubakar Shekau and his group, which was led by the Chief of Army Staff. A top source was quoted as saying that the Chief of Army Staff is virtually visible in all locations within the theatre of operations.
In a similar vein, it was gathered that the Boko Haram group has also reached out to some International Non-Governmental Organizations to seek a deal with the Nigerian government towards granting amnesty to it.
A top staffer of one of the NGOs confirmed that on several occasions, Abubakar Shekau had sent emissaries to their organization to help secure an amnesty deal with the government of Nigeria.

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