Leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, who was declared dead by Nigerian military on August 19th 2013 has just appeared in a new video, saying he is alive. In the video, Shekau also claimed full responsibility of the recent attacks that killed several soldiers and civilians in Borno State.
“They said I am dead, but here I am. Everybody should be judged according to the dictates of his conscience. What I am doing is written in the Holy Qur’an and the Hadith and I will not stop. I challenge all the clerics of the world to question my
“Nigerian soldiers are late. After killing many of them in Monguno and Benisheik, we have snatched their armoured carriers and a Hilux van and then hoisted Islamic flags on them. We now move freely with them.”
Sekau boasted in a video believed to have been released by him in Maiduguri on Wednesday. He debunked earlier claims by the Nigerian military that he died from gunshot wounds on August 19, 2013.
JTF spokesman in Borno State, Lt Col Sagir Musa, had in a statement said, “Intelligence report available to them revealed that Shekau, the most
dreaded and wanted terrorists’ leader, may have died.
“He died of gunshots wounds received in an encounter with the JTF in one of their camps in Sambisa Forest on June 30. Shekau was mortally wounded in the encounter and sneaked into Amitchide, a border community in Cameroon for
treatment from which he never recovered.”
But in the video, Shekau said the world “should know that he could not die except by the will of Allah.”
According to British Broadcasting Corporation Hausa Service, the Boko Haram leader is seen in the video wearing a camouflage, seated and surrounded by dozens of hooded lieutenants.
“The concept of government of the people by the people for the people will never be possible and will never exist. Democracy shall be replaced only by the government of Allah, from Allah and for Allah………… Those underrating my capacity should
have a rethink. I will never allow democracy to thrive,” he declared.
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