Metro Shekau Hijacked Boko Haram From its Original Leader- Australian Negotiator



Australian negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, has made another revelation.

In an interview with the Vanguard at the weekend, Davis said Abubakar Shekau hijacked the Islamist Boko Haram Group from its former leader Yusuf.

“The Boko Haram we see today is not the Jama’atu Ahlul Sunnah Lih Da’awa wal Jihad (JAS) that was operational under Yusuf – former JAS leader killed by the police in 2009”

He said Shekau formed Ansaru which he used for kidnapping and beheading victims, a major departure from the original mandate of the JAS which was to purify Islam and return it to the exemplary life of the Prophet.

“Many among the JAS leadership are no longer active and others have been killed. This has allowed Shekau to take the JAS to a more extreme action and expand the frontiers of kidnapping, bombing and slaughtering.

“The Boko Haram we have today is a much expanded Ansaru. What we see now is not the Yusufiya which wanted very much to settle a score with former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff. It is Boko Haram as a partner to ISIS and Al Shabaab.”

Davis admitted that he came to Nigeria in April to facilitate the release of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram, but denied that he was engaged by any party and therefore had no obligation to report to anyone.

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