Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has surfaced in a video posted online by the sect. This is coming after the Nigerian Army issued a statement saying that the group has been defeated.
In the video, which was obtained from Sahara Reporters, Shekau, who spoke in Hausa, spoke about the joint operation between the Cameroon and Nigerian forces.
The sect’s leader also vowed to carry put more attacks in the North-east, where they have been terrorising for years.
FLASH: Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram terror group released a new video where he threatened more violence in the region, insisting that his men are still in Sambisa, if not, "where are the police wives that are being arrested by us" pic.twitter.com/dNFv2VxNtt
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) February 6, 2018
According to Sahara Reporters, Shekau boasted that his men are still in Sambisa forest.
In May 2017, AFP reported that Abubakar Shekau was injured when two Nigerian Air Force jets bombed Boko Haram members who gathered for prayers in Balla village, near Sambisa Forest.
The report also said that Shekau’s deputy, Abba Mustapha, alias Malam Abba, was killed in the attack.
Many people have been killed and thousands rendered homeless as a result of Boko Haram attacks in the North-East.