The leader of Jama’atu Ahlil Sunnah Lil Da’awatu Wal Jihad, a faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, has released a video on Friday taunting the army about the recent victories of the terrorist group especially in Kumshe, Gulumba and some other areas in north-east Nigeria.
Shekau who adorned a military fatigue with an AK47 rifle was surrounded by four guards in the video that lasted over seven minutes.
He said, “I will not say a lot, whatever you wish to say, Allah is sufficient for you.”
“We are a people that detached ourselves from others to wage war because of Allah, and preach because of Allah to ensure that the flag of Islam is raised, to ensure that Islam spreads, until we are no longer active. Those that said I have died, I will only die when it is my time.”
Shekau also mentioned his mother who was recently featured in a Voice of America (VOA) report.
He continued, “Those that had whatever to say between me and my mother, Allah is the knower of all things.
“The war we waged in Kumshe, Gulumba and some of the villages in the region that you have heard of recently, was carried out by us and the victories given to us was by Allah alone, it is not by our power or weapons.”
The video was released online a day after the terrorist group released a footage where it raided an army base in Kumshe, Borno State.
In it, its fighters were seen assembled and driving Hilux vans painted in military colours, wielding assault rifles, as they attacked a military facility in Kumshe.
Watch the video below: