Boko Haram: Buratai writes Shekau, asks him to surrender now

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has warned leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect to either surrender his arms and embrace peace or face perdition.

The army chief gave this warning via a poem he released on Thursday.

Buratai, in a poem he penned to the kingpin of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, said it would be best for him to surrender as there would be no escape for him.

The poem entitled ‘End of the Road’, warned Shekau that the era of his deceit and fake ideologies were over and that he must surrender because all his foot soldiers and ‘foolish’ pawns have abandoned him.

Read the poem here:


‘End Of The Road’ – TY Buratai

“It’s time to surrender

The deceit is over

Fake ideology preached no more

Surrender before the patient birds

Hovering above you ready to land



Easy prey you are today Shekau

Your foot guards perished

Your foolish pawns escaped

Abandoned you to your follies and perils


Victorious troops celebrate

The pride of the Nation

Never again for peace to elude

Our land of honour to rise greater than before.”



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