Boko Haram second in command, Shiekh Abu Mohammed Abdulaziz along with other leaders of the group have reinterated their commitment to the ceasefire reached recently and have dissociated themselves from recent bombings, killings and burning of markets in some parts of Borno State.
Newsmen were briefed in Maiduguri yesterday at a press conference by the Boko Haram sect. The group had invited journalists to the event which was well attended.
The group said it was not responsible for the fresh attacks and killings, especially the burning of shops and stalls in Customs Market in the metropolis.
It further maintained that it had nothing to do with the recent bomb attacks and killings of innocent people, describing it as very unfortunate and uncalled for.
Sheik Abulaziz warned persons distributing alarming leaflets, carrying out attacks and other criminal acts such as robbery and snatching of vehicles in the name of Boko Haram to desist from them.
Boko Haram spokesman further called on the government to remain resolute on its pledge as the group leader, Sheikh Ahmed Shekau had mandated him to announce the ceasefire because any further attack would not be in the interest of the people.
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