The embattled leader of Boko Haram has resurfaced in a new video rejecting the Nigerian army’s claim he had been “fatally wounded” in an air strike.
In the 40-minute video dated 25 September,Abubakar Shekau who spoke in three different languages of Hausa, Kanuri and Arabic and he looked healthy, mocked the army and spoke about the missing Chibok girls.
“You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me,”
“Oh tyrants, I’m in a happy state, in good health and in safety.”
The Nigerian military said Shekau and other senior militants were hit by an air force strike as they gathered for prayers on Friday 23 August.
Sani Kukasheka Usman, a colonel and acting director of army public relations, said a number of commanders were confirmed dead in the strike, naming them as Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, and said Shekau was “believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders”.Watch video below;