- The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has replied the Chadian president, Idriss Déby
- Déby had on Monday, April 6, told Shekau to surrender or die
- But in his reaction, Shekau threatened that he and troops would visit Déby with a violent attack
Barely twenty hours after Chadian president, Idriss Déby asked him to surrender or be ready to die, the leader of Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad also known as Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to go after him.
The Nation reports that he was reacting to the huge loss suffered by his sect in last week’s encounter with Chadian soldiers.
Legit.ng gathered that in less than five minutes of audio message released by the sect, a rather subdued Shekau said his fighters would go after the Chadian president for his war against the sect.
According to the newspaper, Shekau, who spoke in Hausa, said despite the setbacks inflicted on Boko Haram by the Chadian troops in an assault coordinated by Déby, the sect was ready to fight on.
He said: “Today is Monday, 6th in the month of, Insha Allahu, Shaaban, the Hijrah of the prophet of Allah, from Meccah to Medinah, 1441. We believe after this introduction, we heard certain things from Chad from a certain individual named Idriss Deby.
“He came out fully dressed up with the ambition of fighting the religion of Islam, that is he wants to fight us because we said we will work for the enthronement of Islam, we are Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad.
“Our aim is to follow the tenet of the Qur'an; our aim is to follow the tenets of the prophet; our aim is to practice Islam the way the prophet of Allah left instructions before dying and handing over to knowledgeable scholars, who have also passed it down to me.
“Idris Déby, I will address you now. I am, Insha Allahu Taalla, Abubakar ibn Mohammed Shekau, the Imam of Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad. I decided to send you this message quickly. Don’t think because you’ve fought battles in ignorance not according to the tenet of Islam, and today, because we said we will work for Allah, you think you will triumph over us.
He, however, consoled the troops for the heavy casualties.
“My fellow brethren, take heart and endure. This kind of thing has happened to many. They endured and Allah gave then victory.
He vowed to gun down the Chadian president, saying that, “Idriss Deby you are in trouble. Idriss Deby you are in trouble; Idriss Deby you are in trouble. You made us to be calling your name because you are fighting Allah. People of Chad, rise up."
Chadian troops, led by the president, Déby engaged Boko Haram sect in a heavy battle at around the Lake Chad region, killing many of the sect members, destroying their base and capturing weapons.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Chadian president called on Shekau to surrender or be killed inside his Dikoa hideout.
It was reported that this came days after President Déby led the Chadian Army in an offensive against the terrorists which saw about 100 of them killed.
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