Bring Back Our Army or No #BringBackOurGirls, Shekau Says in New Video
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, in a 16-minute video obtained by AFP yesterday also mocks the social media and protest campaign, BringBackOurGirls, which emerged after the sect kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls on April 14 from Chibok.
He said that he would continue to keep the Chibok schoolgirls in captivity until the federal government released his men currently in various detention facilities across the country.
Dressed fully kitted in military fatigue with a black band wrapped around his head and an AK 47 rifle hanging across his bulletproof-covered chest, Shekau delivered his message a spiral bound document in Arabic, Hausa and a spice of his native language, Kanuri, and appears happy and confident as he often interjected his message with cynic leers, song and even dancing.read his message from.
He said his group was responsible for the bombing in Abuja shopping plaza, Kano, Jos, Konduga (Borno State) and the recent blast in Lagos which the security sources said was a fire disaster.
Shekau said he personally led the last Sunday’s attack on the military barracks in Damboa that led to the death of several soldiers and policemen, among them a lieutenant-colonel and a divisional police officer (DPO).
Standing in front of four armoured tanks seized from Nigerian soldiers and surrounded by armed men with hoods on their faces, Shekau took some dance steps.
Part of the message reads: “Nigerians are saying that BringBackOurGirls, and we are telling Jonathan to bring back our arrested warriors, our army (laughing). The Miyetti Allah too is talking. Let them bring back our own soldiers or no BringBackOurGirls. (speaking in faulty English and ostensibly to President Jonathan) Tell me who you are; I am reading the Quran, and you are reading the constitution; I am reading the rules and regulations of the Quran, and you are doing that of the constitution, the book of Lord Lugard, the book of Tafawa Balewa.
“We have recovered several arms from the Damboa military base attack including armored tanks and Kalashnikov rifles. (Pointing at the stolen arms) Look at what God has given us free of charge; we filled our vans with ammunition like sands. This is what is called religion and worship. (singing) I am a trouble to the people of people of the west, Nigerians and a good news to the believers)”
The video ended with the apparently deranged murderer raising an AK-47 rifle with one hand and firing into the air severally using the rapid action mode.
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