In a video viewed Wednesday a man believed to be Shekau responded: “The world should know that I cannot die except by the will of Allah.” Shekau was sitting in a jungle environment surrounded by dozens of lieutenants dressed in fatigues, the Associated Press reported. He said Boko Haram was celebrating victories in Benisheik, where more than 143 civilians were killed, in Monguno and surrounding northern villages where more than a dozen civilians have been killed this month.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Boko Haram leader, Shekau is alive, also taunting Nigeria Military in Video
Abubakar Shekau, leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram declared dead by the defunct military task force, is alive. News reports said Shekau has appeared in a new video, doing what he knows how best to do: taunting Nigerian troops about his invincibilty. In addition, he claimed responsibility for a recent spate of attacks. Nigeria’s military in August said Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau might have been killed.