By Ganiyat Ganiyu
Abubakar Shekau, leader of the deadly terrorist sect, Boko Haram, has appeared in a new video where he debunked reports that he was injured in an airstrike by troops of the Nigerian Army.
Shekau, in the 14-minute video, posted on micro-blogging site, Twitter late Thursday by prominent Boko Haram reporter Ahmad Salkida, showed him flanked by two hooded fighters while he embarked on his latest vitriol against the Nigerian state in Arabic and Hausa.
Titled “Sermon to the lying disbelievers of Nigeria”, the elusive Shekau slammed Nigerian authorities as “peddlers of outrageous lies” because he didn’t even know the location of the supposed air strike that injured him.
“You claimed your jets struck at our gathering while we were praying, killed some of us and injured me near Damboa. I don’t even know the town you mentioned. “Gather all the photojournalists, the camera men and pressmen you have, let them assess this video to determine if I was wounded,” he said.
“Shekau is alive, Shekau is alive, Shekau has yet to start killing in the name of his religion,” he yelled in Hausa, calling out President Muhammadu Buhari and Army Chief Tukur Buratai.
“Shekau’s caliphate is very much alive.
“Be patient, once my time on earth ends, I will die. Nothing will happen to me.”
Watch video below………
Link to Abubakar Shekau’s video, dismissing claims that he was hurt, which I tweeted the highlights earlier – https://t.co/YLJSOhWvAA
— Ahmad Salkida (@ContactSalkida) May 4, 2017