Shekau Mocks Buhari In New Audio

Shekau Mocks Buhari In New Audio

Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari in a new audio message released on August 15, Saturday.

In the 8-minute audio message purported to be from  Shekau, the speaker who introduced himself  in the Hausa language as the “leader of the west Africa wing” of Islamic State (IS), defined President Buhari as an ostentatious liar who they will definitely fight.

It should be noted that Buhari, who came into power on May 29 promising to end Boko Haram had last week ordered his army chiefs to end the insurgency in three months.

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But Shekau has pledged to continue to fight on until the sharia law is established in every part of Nigeria.

He said: “This ostentatious person, a liar — I mean Buhari, who raised arms to crush us in three months. You Buhari, why didn’t you say in three years?”

“We will certainly fight you by the grace of Allah until we establish Allah’s law everywhere on Earth.”

 The Boko Haram leader also rebuffed claims by the Chadian leader Idriss Deby that he is dead.

Some Nigerians reacting to the audio message purportedly from of Shekau doubted the authenticity of the speaker because there was no video footage.

Read what they say on Twitter:

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You can listen to the full audio below:

You will recall that Chadian president announced on August 12 that efforts to combat Boko Haram militants had succeeded, adding that the group would be wrapped up “by the end of the year”.

Shekau’s non-appearance from Boko Haram videos in recent months has fueled rumours that he might have been killed or injured.

His last video appearance was in February, when a person claiming to be him threatened to disrupt Nigeria’s presidential poll held the next month.

The group has unveiled at least five videos since then but Shekau has not appeared in any of them. Efforts to reach an agreement to end the insurgency, including a 2014 deal raised by Chad, have repeatedly failed.


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