Abubakar Shekau, who was reported to have been killed by security forces reportedly made an appearance in a new video, yesterday, saying the military should bury itself in shame because he is alive. Shekau also claimed responsibility for September 17, 2013 attacks in Benisheik, BornoState, where about 160 people were either shot dead or slaughtered and hundreds of houses burnt.
In the latest video, Shekau who appeared in military camouflage uniform, seated and surrounded by hooded insurgents said, “Here I am, alive, hale and hearty. Sagir Musa should bury himself in shame, President Jonathan (of Nigeria) should bury himself in shame, President Obama (of United States of America) should bury himself in shame, and President Francois Hollande (of France) should bury himself in shame, Queen Elizabeth (of England) should bury herself in shame.
“They said I am dead, but here I am. The world should know that I am alive and will only die at the appointed time. Everybody should be judged according to the dictates of his conscience. What I am doing is written in the Holy Qur’an and the Hadith and I will not stop.
Do you believe he is alive?