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Thursday, 22 January 2015
Boko Haram Leader - Shekau Brands Nigerian Soldiers Cowards, Declares Buhari, Jonathan Infidels
Leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau has released a disturbing video in which he was seen burning Nigerian flags even as he displayed cache of arms and ammunition seized from the Nigeria Army in Baga, Borno State.
Shekau, in the 36 minutes video, also declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and President Goodluck Jonathan enemies and infidels who Nigerians are celebrating ignorantly.
The leader of the Boko Haram was dressed in full military kit with an assault rifle hanging across his chest as he held a spiral bind booklet from which he read out his statement that lasted 17 minutes in Arabic. There after he spoke for about seven minutes in Hausa.
Shekau, who was showing off the disturbing number of arms and ammunition his group allegedly seized from soldiers in Baga ridiculed soldiers of the Nigeria army as weaklings who were hiding under the lies that they didn’t have enough arms to prosecute a war against his group.
He also warned that more killings and attacks would soon be recorded across towns and villages in Nigeria.
“We thank God for making us enter Baga and Doro-Baga in victory. We have today declared Baga as part of our territory and one of our operational base,” he said in Hausa.
“Jonathan you are in trouble. all governors of Nigeria are in trouble. All these war equipment that you see being displayed in the screen were got from Baga and Doro. Your army keeps deceiving the world that you can’t fight us because you have no arms. Liars! You have all that it takes; you are just coward soldiers. You forgot that it is God that arms. Is it not amazing that we who started with sticks and machetes are today the biggest headache to the almighty Nigerian soldiers? What a shame!
“Jonathan, is it not shameful that now even your supporters are insulting and cursing you. This should be a sermon to the world, that you should not trust in humans. Any one that trusts in a man will end up regretting. This is just the beginning of the killings; what you’ve just witnessed is a tip of the iceberg; more deaths are coming. This will mark the end of politics and democracy in Nigeria. This is to confirm to you that we carried out the Baga massacre, and we are going to do more.
“Nigerians are busy with politics, hailing Buhari! Buhari, Jonathan! Jonathan!. Do you think the two of them are spared? Do you think even Buhari is a good Muslim? Buhari is not a Muslim as far as we are concerned – He is nothing but an infidel and our enemy.”
Shekau was later shown in the video setting a Nigerian flag on fire, and hoisting a Boko Haram flag. He then lifted a black flag with Arabic inscription as he recited an altered version of the first few lines of the Nigeria National Anthem, speaking in English:-
‘I pledge to Allah, my God. To be faithful loyal and honest. To serve Allah with all my strength. To defend his Islam… Allahu Akbar!! Nigeria is dead; her constitution is dead!! Islam and Islam; war by war upon the Kafir who is the unbeliever.”