IN a new video by the Boko Haram, a terrorist group waging war against Nigeria, members of the group said they were plotting to capture President Muhammadu Buhari. Also in the video, Buhari was called an infidel.
In the video, which was recorded in composite to capture two Eid grounds, the sect stated its willingness to continue its jihad against the Nigerian state.
“This is our eid prayer from us and by the support of our leader Imam Abubakar Al-Shekau. We are extending our greetings to our people and fighters.
“Message to the infidels and the leader of the entire infidels (kafir) who is the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, that he should know we are very strong and doing very good.
“By the will of Allah under the leadership of our leader (Shekau) will capture Buhari with our hands,” the sect said.
The footage, narrated in Hausa, believed to have been shot somewhere in Borno State, North-East Nigeria, showed ah day Monday, September 12.
The video, posted on YouTube Tuesday, September 13, is viewed another means of sending out message that the sect remained a force to reckon with, even though the group has lost of grounds to the Nigerian military.
The terrorists have lost several territory they once controlled as the Nigerian military continues its onslaught against them.
For the first time, Abubakar Shekau, leader of the sect, did not appear in the current video, but the narrator said his deputy, whose name was not mentioned, represented him at the gathering.
The video comes exactly a month after the sect released a similar one which purportedly showed how the Nigerian military coordinated an aerial attack on its hideout that left some of the abducted Chibok girls dead.
The military appeared embarrassed by the video and declared three people wanted for allegedly taking part in its release.
The Boko Haram have indicated willingness for a prisoner swap with the Nigerian government in order to release the kidnapped Chibok girls, a move the federal government has said it is willing to consider.
– Sep 14, 2016 @ 13:54 GMT