The Islamic sect, Boko Haram has, once again, released a new video threatening President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
The 13-minute video showed a factional leader pledging loyalty to the Shekau. The video showed a crowd of members of the sect heading to a prayer ground for Eid prayers with an Imam who led the prayers that identified himself as the assistant to the group’s known leader, Abubakar Shekau. His name was not mentioned.
The video showed two different Eid prayer sessions at the same time. While a group was praying inside a mosque, another was praying in a different location outside a mosque. Each group had a different imam.
Though Shekau did not feature in the video, the narrator said this particular faction was loyal to Shekau. After a sermon in Arabic, which lasted less than a minute, the imam of the group inside the mosque delivered a rant in Hausa.
He went further to threaten President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff insisting that they have not been defeated and that they are in good health succeeding in the cause they are fighting.
“Our message to the infidels who are fighting us; especially their leader, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, is that he should know that we are still in this religion. And like they keep saying that they have defeated us; it is indeed not true, because we are in good health and succeeding in our cause. We are very strong and doing very well.
“Buhari is saying that he will finish us. Let him know that before he said so, other infidels said so before now and they couldn’t.
“So this infidel by the name Buhari saying that he will finish us, he should know that by the grace of Allah, he cannot finish us. Rather, he will die, he will die, he will die.
“Our leader who is leading us on this, Imam Jamatu ahlus Sunnah lidda awat (Shekau), may Allah continue to protect him for us.
“By the will of Allah, under the leadership of our leader (Shekau), we will capture Buhari with our hands.”
The congregation now disperses from the mosque chanting Allah Akbar. The Imam steps out from the mosque for a photo shoot behind the group’s flag and says:
“My last message is to you Buratai (Tukur, Nigeria’s Army Chief), Kukasheka (Sani, spokesperson of Nigerian Army) and the rest of the infidels.
“You should know that this is a brand new video which we recorded today the 12th of September 2016, using the infidel’s calendar.
“It is a new video, not an old one. It is a brand new video; (we hear) you are saying you will finish us with your fighter jets.
“By the grace of God, you will see what we will do to you.’