ARE YOU IN NEED OF A STUNNING WEBSITE? CALL US TODAY: +2347066721094, +2349035309594

 

Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Appears In New Video

 
   


Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video, reading a few lines of the first stanza of the Nigerian national anthem.

The latest video was released a little more than two months after his last in which he recited the Nigerian pledge, which he denounced as shirk – an Islamic concept of associating a partner with God and is deemed one of the greatest sins in Islam.

In the twenty-six minutes video seen by The Guardian, a visibly ageing Shekau reiterated his anti-government messages and distastes for Western influence.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE  First Female Head Of Service Sworn-In By Benue Governor

He cited Dr Sanusi Iguda’s Dafin Boko and Babs Fafunwa’s History of Education in Nigeria to buttress why Muslims should reject western education because of its Judeo-Christianity roots.

Shekau denied his eyes are failing and that some of his fighters do not perform five daily prayers compulsory for Muslims.

Nigerian government and military have consistently maintained in the last two years that Boko Haram has been “degraded” or “defeated”.

The “real Boko Haram we know is defeated,” Garba Shehu, a spokesman to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said in July.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE  BREAKING: Obasanjo, Atiku In Closed-Door Meeting

But an analyst at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change Audu Bukarti said Boko Haram “remains a potent threat”.

“This video is intended to recruit fighters, funders and sympathizers,” Bukarti said. “It demonstrates that Shekau is alive and that he’s committed to his group’s ideology as always. ”

Shekau exclusively led Boko Haram until mid-2016 when the sect split into two. An AFP report said the split occurred because Shekau rejected indiscriminate targeting of civilians.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE  Man bursts into tears as his yet to be 2-year old daughter is raped in school

The larger and more sophisticated group is affiliated with so-called Islamic State and known as Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP). The smaller and cruder faction is led by Shekau and is called Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah li-l-Dawah wa-l-Jihad (JAS).

There have been dozens of attacks on military bases since July, most of which have been blamed on ISWAP, or claimed by ISIS as ISWAP attacks.

The raids are part of a wider pattern of attacks in northern Borno, which the United Nations has warned is increasingly affecting civilians.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE  Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Indefinite Strike

ISWAP has lately intensified its armed campaign, launching a number of major assaults on military targets in Borno and neighboring Yobe state amid signs of a takeover by more hardline leaders.

More than 27,000 people have been killed since the insurgency began in 2009, and 1.8 million people are still homeless and in need of humanitarian assistance.


CLICK TO DROP YOUR COMMENT

Share this post with your Friends on

Leave a Reply


Go Back To The Top

top





Looking for something? Search below





About Us | Promote Music/Video | Contact Us | Copyright Notice

 
 

Copyright © 2019. Site owned by 360NH Media.