Abubakar Shekau: Boko Haram Leader Appears In New Video; Threatens World Leaders


Boko Haram faction leader, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in a new video which lasted for 27-minute, refuting recent claims of attacks by Cameroonian President Paul Biya, while threatening world leaders, Premium Times reports.

In the video footage sent to the media house by a journalist with known contact to Boko Haram, Mr. Shekau is also seen thanking his followers. He displayed identity cards, arms, ammunition and other equipment purportedly seized from the Cameroonian Army.

The terrorist group leader, Abubakar Shekau, further commanded his fighters to remain steadfast, adding that the sect will not give up until Sharia is established in Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, and Mali.

This latest video comes just three days after the group released a video claiming that they have killed some three men allegedly working for the government. The video which was obtained by Sahara Reporters was said to have also been released by the Abubakar Shekau faction of the group. It was rendered in Hausa and Arabic languages and revealed a series of images showing Islamic priests.

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The high point of the video was the summary execution of three men who were gruesomely murdered at the end of the 7-minute video. The victims were said to have been recruited by Nigeria’s Directorate of Military Intelligence to infiltrate the group and consequently, deserved death.

While bragging that it remains firmly within a territory in Nigeria that the Nigerian army could not recapture, the group also displayed a bevy of high-grade military weapons including what appeared to be anti-aircraft missiles.

Meanwhile, a Federal high Court sitting in Abuja has charged the leader of the second faction leader of Boko Haram, Al-barnawi, with the abduction and murder of multiple foreign nationals.

According to an AFP report, Al-Barnawi who is one of the three Nigerians whom the U.S. government described as a ” “specifically designated global terrorist”, appeared at the Federal High Court in Abuja, along with six other defendants, on Tuesday, March 14. Al-Barnawi denied all the charges leveled against him.