Abuja - Abubakar Shekau, the sly Boko Haram
sect leader the military claimed to have died in a shootout and sect members
said they had deposed, has resurfaced.
The militant leader has resurfaced in a video sent to
journalists where he threatened to continue spearheading terror acts.
In the latest video mailed from Maiduguri, Shekau said he
remained invincible and mocked world leaders including United States President
Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and Nigerian President
In the video, Shekau who spoke in Hausa, laughed off
reports of his demise.
"The world should know that I cannot die except by the
will of Allah. I have told you that all that I do is prescribed by the Quran.
The essence of it is to carry out the injunctions. Don't bother yourselves
stopping me because I cannot be stopped. The war is more grievous than you
think, and it will consume you,” he said.
"I swear by Allah that there will be no democracy in
Nigeria. We are going to rise against it and we shall soon defeat it, the
concept of government of the people by the people, for the people cannot
continue to exist. It shall soon, very soon, be replaced by 'Government of
Allah, by Allah for Allah'."
He added, "It was said that I was killed, but here I am.
I deliberately refused to respond on time but here I am talking and laughing at
Nigerian authorities that misled the world that I am dead. I believe by now Lt
Col Sagir Musa, who issued the statement of my death, should bury his head in
"President Jonathan should bury his head in shame.
President Barrack Obama should bury his head in shame and President François
Hollande should bury his head in shame."
He further mocked, "How shameful is it for Nigerian
military for a man they called inconsequential to defeat them and seize their
tankers and arms. We have celebrated our victory in Monguno, Benisheikh and
surrounding villages, and we shall not relent until total victory comes our
way, by Allah's will."
In the video, the leader of the sect is seen surrounded
by dozens of his lieutenants all dressed in military camouflage. The current
video was believed to have been recorded in a bush as birds were chirping in
Until he was declared dead, Shekau was in the list of
terrorists the Nigerian Government wanted.
A bounty of N50 million was offered for his captures
while the US offered $7 million.
In August, the military in Borno state issued a statement
that Shekau may have been mortally injured in a military shootout in June and later
died somewhere in Cameroon.
– CAJ News