Boko Haram Leader, Shekau in New Video Claims Not Injured

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, who from all indications, is a cat with nine lives, has debunked the claims by the Nigerian Army that he was wounded in a recent attack by the Nigerian Airforce.
The Army said Thursday: “There were indications that quite a number of the terrorist’s key leaders have either been killed or wounded.
“Efforts are ongoing to further confirm the details from our troops who have been involved on Operation Deep Punch”
But in a 14-minute video released late Thursday, Shekau claimed that he was neither attacked not injured in any air strike.
Shekau said: “As I speak, today is Thursday 7th Sha’aban (4th May) around Zuhr prayer. 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.
“But we are not worried. We are making this video to dispel your propaganda. Deceitful people end in shame.
“Earlier you claimed I was in Sambisa, now you said I was near Damboa road. You will never know my location. Allah kept me out of sight because I believe in him and doing his biddings.
“Be patient, once my time on earth ends, I will die. Nothing will happen to me.
“To Buhari, Buratai and lawmakers you are shouldering a burden beyond your capacity. Your imagination (on our capacity) is more incredible than the tale of a hawk that lifts an elephant.
“So I’m alive. But if God wills that you will kill me, it is not surprising because many prophets of Allah were killed by infidels. I will be happy to die in the cause of Allah.
“Shekau is alive, Shekau is alive. I have not started killing in the name of religion yet. I will start in future.”

Author: News Editor

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