In new video, Boko Haram remains defiant, threatens to capture Buhari

Boko Haram

In a new video by the Boko Haram, suspected members of the sect said they were plotting to capture President Muhammadu Buhari.

The footage, narrated in Hausa, is said to have been shot somewhere in Borno State, northeast Nigeria where the sect has its base. It showed suspected terrorists praying on what the narrator said is an Eid ground on Sallah day Monday.

The video was posted on YouTube Tuesday and the group said it was using it to send out message that it remained a strong force.

The terrorists have lost several territory they once controlled as the Nigerian military continues its onslaught against them.

The group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, did not appear in the video, but the narrator said his deputy, whose name was not mentioned, represented him at the gathering.

In the video, which was recorded in composite to capture two Eid grounds, the group stated its willingness to continue its jihad against the Nigerian state.

The group also called Mr. Buhari an infidel and threatened to capture him.

“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 group said.

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 new video also comes a few days after rumours on social media that the Federal Government had already commenced a prisoner swap with the sect. The rumours said Kabiru Sokoto, a leader of the sect who was convicted for the Christmas Day bombing in 2013 had been released. The rumour later turned out false as the prison authority told PREMIUM TIMES the terrorist was still in prison.

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.

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    • kinsly

      Your name says it all GEJ Forever. That normally and simply translates to Mumu forever!

      • ogechi

        Hahahah,thnx You

    • dele20

      Mr. GEJ FOREVER, Is that one of lies your uncle GEJ thought you ?

  • Oluwasanmi Yusuf

    Mr President, I must tell you that I witness where a Muslim ram was killed with knife yesterday, and this is what this boko haram as been doing to fellow human being, This pain me a lot once again. Before this boko haram people capture you as they said in this there letter, I will advise you to handle this issues with over serious hand, declare those boko haram state as emergency, instruct those people there that still need his/her life to pack out from there,and give out an outland instruction to bomb that state through for 3 good month, or do all things to quickly capture those boko haram leaders and kill them as they are making living worst for Nigerians.

  • Keen Observer

    Propaganda video; militants like thieves does not give up until they’re caught and or killed. According to President Obama’s statement some months back regarding ISIS ‘ The ONLY Language they (Militants) understands is ”killing”

  • EOkeh

    Where is Shekau?

    • Incircle


      You sure you really want to see SHEKAHU appear at night in your bedroom? Be careful what you wish for.
      Shekahu is busy planning how to attack Abuja and capture Muhamadu Buhari and has said so since May.

      • EOkeh


  • NigeriaWatch2016

    Premium Times Editor,

    President Buhari’s lies and the other lies on Boko Haram

    Premium Times
    must do a fact check on President Buhari’s claim that he has now ‘degraded’
    Boko Haram. In a war fought without a clear-cut battle field Buhari has no way
    of knowing if Boko Haram is degraded since there are no front lines either. The
    media should not fall into the error of repeating just anything an incumbent
    government says for itself just to look good.

    For example, it is not true, but totally false, that
    on 29th May, 2015 Boko Haram was militarily in control of territories in
    all of 14 local governments in Nigeria. That is a lie from the pit of the hell.
    President Buhari is fond of making this false claim and gets away with it
    only because Nigerian journalists are too incurious to do a fact check.

    • Otile

      Well, Buhari will be lying to us until Boko Haram captures him alive.

  • ahmed

    Please Allah grant Boko Haram their wish to capture Buhari. We don’t need Buhari in Nigeria. Please quick and capture him.

    • Otile

      Amin. Utangirma Allah

    • dele20

      Hmm…..Mr. Hater, your evil dream can never come true, PMB will surely still be re-elected in2019……

  • Nigeria’s Performance in RIO

    1. Lauritta Onye (Gold in Shot Put..and World Record Holder)—————–(EAST) Country = Biafra)
    2. Ndidi Nwosu (Gold in Power Lifting [73Kg] World Record Holder)———–(EAST) Country = Biafra)
    3. Lucy Ejike (Gold in Power Lifting [61Kg] World Record Holder)————-(EAST) Country = Biafra.
    4. Roland Ezuruike (Gold in Power Lifting [200kg] World Record Holder) ——(EAST) Country = Biafra)
    5. Esther Oyema (Silver in Power Lifting[55kg] )—————————–(EAST) Country = Biafra)

    6. Bose Omolayo (Gold in Power Lifting [138Kg] World Record Holder)———-(WEST) Country = Nigeria)
    7. Paul Kehinde (Gold in Power Lifting[218kg] World Record Holder)———–(WEST) Country = Nigeria)
    8. Abdulahi Aminu (Gold in Suicide Bombings[1,738Kg] World Record Holder)—-(NORTH) Country = Nigeria)
    9. Abubakar Shekau(Gold in Islamist Terrorism [9,218kg] World Record Holder)-(NORTH) Country = Nigeria)
    10. Bature Danbazu (Gold in Beheading [9,38Kg] World Record Holder)———–(NORTH Country = Nigeria)
    11. Mukhtar Ibrahim (Gold in Sharia implementation, World Record Holder)——(NORTH) Country = Nigeria)
    12. Daura Kabiru (Gold in the massacre of Villagers [Fulani Herdsmen]——–(NORTH) Country = Nigeria)
    13. Mohammadu Burutai (Gold in Embezzlement – Dubai housing Estate[218kg]—–(NORTH) Country = Nigeria)

    • thusspokez

      Instead of claiming other people’s hard-earned achievements, tell us what you as a person have achieved in your entire life.

      • Bolanle

        Respond to the facts in the post. This our evasive attitude in Nigeria is not helping matters. A strong point is made in the post. Criticize constructively with civility not crude antagonism.

        • thusspokez

          Respond to the facts in the post.

          Start by first telling the posters to respect the topic of discourse on this webpage which is:

          Boko Haram remains defiant, threatens to capture Buhari”

          There is another webpage carrying news about the Paralympics : “Nigeria wins 7th gold in Paralympics”

          But I noticed that neither you nor ‘@Nigeria’s Performance in RIO’ has even a congratulatory message to the athletes whose achievement the poster is claiming here.

          • Otile

            Did your North win anything for us except violence?

          • thusspokez

            “Did your North”, stµpid!

        • Netanyahu

          He is dumb. He could not decode the message. Have you forgotten where he comes from? Almajiri product.

    • MD

      I am still laughing but you hit the point hard. This is simple truth. The North contributes NOTHING to Nigeria but violence and destruction. It has been so since 1914. If you disagree, provide evidence of contribution.

      • Mintz01

        Don’t worri, somebody will soon tell you that the North contributes the following
        a) Tomatoes
        b) Pepper
        c) Onions
        d) Cows [After killing your farmers and villagers]

    • truth is bitter

      Wondeful. Truth is bitter!

    • thusspokez

      On the “Nigeria wins 7th gold in Paralympics” page, there is not even a congratulatory message from you to the paralympics athletes whose achievements your are here claiming. SHAME ON YOU!!!

      • think2Wice

        Stick to the substance of the comments by @Nigeria’s Performance in RIO. Don’t be a recalcitrant Olodo. Facts should not be difficult to accept or reject.

        • thusspokez

          This is a clear demonstration of a mental indiscipline. You have the headline setting the topic of discussion on this page, which you chose to disrespect to then discus something else. Don’t expect me to take your bate because my mind don’t work like your infantile minds.

          • zekopssuht

            so since your mind works like adultile mind why not respond like an adult?

          • thusspokez

            Are you an idiøt or you don’t understand the content in my response to @think2Wise?

      • Otile

        Did Imam Buhari congratulate the Igbo winners? Does he not hate them? Shame on you for supporting Buhari instead.

        • thusspokez

          Piss off! You are full of nonsense!

          • Otile

            Why should he not congratulate them? He should as a matter of decency shelve his hatred for their tribe and welcome them. Haba mallam.

    • Man_Enough

      At times it is better to remain silent than to give people evidence of the fact that you have nothing to say.

    • Alhaji

      And Mutallab, a northern muslim (Gold in blowing up airplane) serving Mohammed in the US maximum penitentiary.

      • Tafida Gadzama

        Go and do sport while we rule you. They just shot Igbos in Indonesia and Thailand.

        • Epsilon_Delta

          And who was caught and excreted drugs on the way to hajj?

          • Tafida Gadzama

            Those you Tutor from Ilorin Kwara. Just yesterday, and Igbo man was caught with drug in his stomach going UAE. He will be in jail for the rest of his life. Please another question or defence.

          • Epsilon_Delta

            And who was caught with drugs yesterday enroute South Africa? Igbo man? Well… still better than the despicable and wanton killings of innocent people by your brothers!

    • Darlington

      Fora Ugwunwa (Biafra) just broke world’s record in javelin.

  • thusspokez

    The footage, narrated in Hausa

    ” In Hausa” as this Kanuri terrorist group always do in the hope of winning Hausa support, but there are few Hausa takers. Boko haram remains a Kanuri terrorist group who continue to cause pain to their own people inn the North-East.

    All Nigerian governments have been inept in fighting the group. They have all failed to unleash propaganda war against the group, preferring to just use military means. Compare the Nigerian government’s lack of propaganda to boko haram use of sophisticated propaganda against the Nigerian government, and you realise how pitifully inept the latter is.

    • Hard Fact

      ….In September 2014, A man (Abubakar Ibrahim) was arrested after his Daughter’s suicide vest refused to detonate in a market as primed. She confessed that it was her father who took her to Boko Haram and DONATED her as a gift for the “course” – Jihad. Abubakar Ibrahim is an Hausa Fulani
      1. Where is Abubakar Ibrahim?
      2. How did he know where Boko Haram members and where they live?

      At least Jonathan arrested the man and he was detained. But since Bokohari came around, he has been released as he was described as simply a “Boko haram suspect” with no evidence of culpability. This is the Nigeria of today….I hear Kabiru Sokoto who killed over 51 persons is about to be set free by Buhari. Kabiru Sokoto is Hausa Fulani.

      • thusspokez

        I didn’t say that boko haram is 100% Kanuri. For example, I am sure that if you so desire…, you could find at least one member who is of Ibo or Yoruba origin. This however, doesn’t invalidate my argument that boko haram is a Kanuri terrorist group.

        • 100%Black

          There is NO igbo person in boko haram. stop spreading propaganda

    • Oj

      …are you aware that it is Hausa Fulani Soldiers in Nigerian Army who have been giving logistics info to terrorists?
      …are you aware that it is Hausa Fulani soldiers in Nigerian Army who have been selling weapons to terrorists?

      Don’t be a mumu my friend. Boko haram is a Northern creation to establish relevance because they know they can scare the hell out of the Oluwoles and hopefully other from the South and East. BUT they now know they are wrong. The East and South are not scared of their terrorism and in fact are ready to match them fire for fire. These crooks must be taught a lesson. Terrorism is a Northern agenda and this is why we as Niger Deltans must secede from Nigeria by peaceful means or by force or both.

      • thusspokez

        Boko haram is a Northern creation to establish relevance because they know they can scare the hell out of the Oluwoles and hopefully other from the South and East

        You are not making any sense. If you are right, why are most of boko harm victims northerners, particularly Kanuris?

        • He made all the sense in the books. Boko Haram emerged as a back up force to enforce sharia criminal laws adopted by northern Nigeria politicians.

          The next sense he made is that Nigerdelta with or without Biafra together must secede from your sweet one Nigeria.

        • Rommel

          If your claim is true,how come they were being funded by the government of Jonathan Goodluck?

        • Alhaji

          They were created to kill Christian southerners and to destabilize Jonathan’s government, but Christians’ God has turn your swords against you.

          • dele20

            That is not, BH blows both mosques & churches….they were not meant for JONATHAN’SGOVT. stop lying

      • Ha

        Is Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor whose jet was captured trying to transfer weapons to Boko Haram a Hausa-fulani man? BH cuts across all tribes and all religions.

        • Daniel

          You are turning history on its head.

          Even if Buhari has brought us hunger we cannot forget what happened just about two year ago.

          Oritsejafor’s private jet was alleged to have been used to go and buy weapons from South African black market to fight Boko Haram.

          That was because the U.S used its Leahy Law to prohibit the sales of weapons to Nigeria.

          They claimed the Nigerian Army was abusing human rights.

          Please take your Buhari- infested propaganda else where.

          Nigerians are smarter today.

        • Political ninja


      • Preye From PH

        I am with you 100%. These parasites must be thought a bitter lesson

  • Dr Peace JUSTICE

    The earlier Buhari is captured and taken into Sambissa forests forever, the better for Nigerians and humanity.

  • thruthometer

    Do Dogs eat Dogs? How can Boko haram capture Boko Haram? Do these people feel Nigerians are brainless? Or that all Nigerians did not pass WAEC nor have Certificates? How can Boko haram arrest itself? This is strange.

    • Whalerolex

      “Do these people feel Nigerians are brainless?”. Yes they have brains but its just dormant

  • bigbang

    This report harms the fight against BH.

  • Binta

    Who cares if Buhari is captured? Of what use is he to Nigerians? Pls Boko haram should capture him asap!

    • Izedomi Ohirein

      Millions of Nigerians who voted APC/Buhari cares.
      Boko haram would have been crushed since 2011 if Jonathan had not used the tragedy as an opportunity to divert our national defence budget up 2015 general elections.

      • Daniel

        Those millions now do not care. They cared mid last year.

        Buhari and his ministers are on their own.

        Nigerians ,both APC and PDP are now battling for survival due to Buhari’s sinking of the economy.

        You can remain the proverbial ostrich.

        Even fanatics need food to remain fanatics…

        • Izedomi Ohirein

          I foresee Nigeria prosperity from 2018 after boko haram, Biafra miscreants, armed robbers & Ijaw pipeline vandals have been neutralized this year & our recovered looted funds from PDP put to use in 2017.
          I voted for Jonathan in 2011, saw his failures from 2012. I foresaw our mess today caused by PDP/Jonathan from 2013. Please don’t lose hope. Our best is yet to come.

          • Daniel

            Forgot to add: Abacha had supporters. So you are not making history.

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            Most of Abacha’s supporters joined PDP & supported Jonathan to date.
            I am not surprised you can’t see Nigeria’s prosperity coming from non Oil sector from 2018, just as you could not envisage the mess created by Jonathan from 2013.
            Most of you pass exams, but lack common sense.

      • Whalerolex

        I can see you are still able to afford that 1 square meal a day.
        E never bite you hard to wake up

      • Alhaji

        And who created Boko Haram? Are they not northern muslims and Buhari who claimed it was there turn to rule and steal Nigeria dry?

        • Tafida Gadzama

          Odumegu terrorist Ojukwu. How is that? I am sure is not nice and morally wrong. Therefore, stop abusing Buhari or I will continue touching your people’s hypocrisy.

          • The_Rising_Sun

            I like Odumegwu Terrorist Ojukwu. So your own terrorist is Shekau right?
            Continu…. It’s your people that are suffering hunger and malnutrition.

        • dele20

          Wrong reasoning, wrong comment

          • woman leader1

            I just wonder how some people reason.

          • dele20

            Abi now

        • Izedomi Ohirein

          I can see that you fell for the lies & propaganda used by PDP/Jonathan & his NSA, while stealing our national defence budget. Buhari is from NW, he is not a Kanori. Boko haram is in NE, by Kanoris.

      • Tafida Gadzama

        We shall vote for him again by fire by force according to Wilmot the mouth of the ghost.

      • dele20

        Do you mean clueless bloody civilian Jonathan who was incapacitated to give Nigeria security & also failed to protect the chikbok girls

    • tonny

      you forget that all these satanist called boko haram says that they will kill jonathan and overthrow him withing two month . but now jonathan spent six years sucessfully and his living fine in his home.
      but boko haram go and hide inside bush and imprison themself and still they are planin to kill buhari after nigeria army nealy destroy them finish

    • dele20

      Hmm…….. People are wicked, PMB who has been fighting against corruption, against insecurity, instead of you to appreciate his efforts, you are here saying trash

  • clairvoyance

    Distractive act of the PDP to take away the minds of Nigeria from the embarrassment the story of money grab by mama pieces to the tune of $31.4million

    • Tafida Gadzama

      They are idiots wherever they are and their followers.Although, PDP are yet to realise that they’re not longer in power.

  • Marcus Ijele

    We give you every support to capture Buhari. He betrayed you people. He used you to distract Jonathan. He used you to get to Aso Rock and now abandons and wages war against you. When Jonathan was the President, Buhari gave you all supports necessary. He even accused Jonathan and Ihejirika of waging war against the North and killing Northern youths in the name of Boko Haram. After the North believed him and he used you to cause disaffection against Jonathan he became President and turned Burantashi called Buratai against you. Chase him, capture him and we will celebrate you.

    • Tafida Gadzama

      We will invade your place with our allies from North Africa. Who are your allies? Nobody!

  • Far northern Nigeria adopted Islamic Sharia Criminal codes. Boko Haram followed up and asks for a country to be governed through Islamic Sharia Criminal codes.

    Buhari addressed a large gathering of Islamic faithful in Kaduna in 2001 and told them that he would not rest until Islamic Sharia Criminal codes are employed in all of Nigeria.

    So how could Boko Haram threaten Buhari or even call Buhari an infidel?

    The various scams going on in Nigeria are unravelling.

    • The_Rising_Sun

      You are making real sense. It’s Yerima and co’s adoption of Sharia that birthed Boko Haram. It’s on record that Buhari was in support, so two and two has an obvious answer.

  • Wise Head

    Boko Haram should tell Buhari’s role in its formation and existence? Why did they once nominate him to represent them in peace talks? Are they angry that they are now being asked to disband after they have been used to acquire power – as many believe across Nigeria?

    • Tori Osa

      shut up
      Write some sense whenever you decide to

    • Alhaji

      Yes, he still rehabilitates them, any

    • River Jordan

      I now understand why MEND named the well respected Odein Ajumogobia, HRH King Alfred Papapreye Diette-Spiff, Florence Ita-Giwa, Ledum Mitee, Adolphus Wabara, Ibanga Isine, Alfred Isename and Timipa Okponikpere as members of their dialogue group.
      Please, let’s learn to make meaningful deductions from critical thinking!!!!

  • FreeNigeria

    I don’t support terrorism, but please capture Buhari, while you’re still in Abuja, add his ministers and members of NASS to him. Please please don’t ever release them. Make them your lifetime members.

    • Whalerolex

      I was going to say is capturing Clueless Buhari a threat or the wish of the people

      • FreeNigeria

        At this stage, it’s a big wish. take him before he destroys what’s left of Nigeria.

        • Otile

          Don’t say it loud, remember he has slaves in Odualand. They will mob you online.

      • Tafida Gadzama

        Coward like both of you that are relying on boko haram terrorist to capture Buhari. Send your avengers who are already surrendering to capture the president instead of the terrorists. Remember that JTU Aguyi Ironsi tried and ended up as a dead man.

        • Whalerolex

          I will not join you in a meanless conversation based on tribal sentiments.

          • Tafida Gadzama

            Join i am waiting.

      • AryLoyds

        I will even give Boko haram my school fees to capture this clueless Buhari , he has made the country the new Zimbabwe , the currency is useless ! Please give him a wife to marry when he is kidnapped , as a president he must get 4 chibok girls to marry !

      • dele20

        God is surely by the side of our Competent PMB

        • Whalerolex

          Is that your contribution?

          • woman leader1

            God is with president Muhammad Buhari, he will continue to succeed and overcome all his enemies..

          • dele20


          • front man


          • Whalerolex

            Thanks for coming onboard

          • Daniel

            Una no dey shame sef?

            Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.

            What time is it?

            By next year campaign is in top gear, so when will your oga deliver on his numerous promises?

            With you and other Buharist sycophants, our leaders can never be accountable.

            Please God is not deceived by men of dishonour.

            Time to repent.

        • front man

          Yes ooo

    • dele20

      You are an evil, PMB protects our nation sacrificially & altruistically…… Stop saying impossibility

    • front man

      You better go and look for your missing drug

      • OMOLOYIN

        Lol..he really needs it.

    • Tafida Gadzama

      Free yourselves from us if you can. Forget about Biafra or test your ability with force and see crushing.

      • djong22

        The war you are talking about is already on going. The fact remain that freedom fighters have not started laying bombs or dynamites to the zoo soldiers or guerrilla type. The so called super military corpses were laying on the sea side of Cameroonian water banks as I am talking to you. More than 142 has been killed. The zeroOilproduction will extend soon. Also, let me tell you… The conventional war of before is not invoke now. We have the brains to create mind you… We are versatile in all ramifications. We are first taking the international norms for self determination.. If that one fails, then, note that some places will be off to the map of the world. We created Ogbunigwe in 1960’s without having sender.. Now, we have all what it takes to do it…. Somalia will be a paradise compare with what will happen. We are learned and reason more than you people. And the world is hearing us fully and you can not stop it again.. It has outgrown the zoo because we have the online media now unlike mainstream media controlled by the outsiders

  • Mo

    These guys are clowns!
    Threatning to capture the President!! LOL

    • dele20

      Can you imagine? The threat can never be fulfilled

    • woman leader1

      Very funny.

    • front man

      Honestly very funny

  • ijelejames

    What is wrong with these dillusional mallams. I believe they are on cough syrup.

  • gimba waziri

    You always like fun, reclaim your lost territory first. Pigs and dogs.

  • front man

    Useless BH very funny they want capture pmb, they shall fail

    • SpeakOut

      Amen, they will definitely fall, God is with PMB.


    Anyone can say what they like. This is the case of the boko haram sect. Am not freaked.

  • Tafida Gadzama

    For those idiots from the southeast who are relying on the terrorists to capture Buhari, it can happen in their dreams when they couldn’t capture our first female president; Jonathan Goodluck.

  • Tafida Gadzama

    The terrorists instead of freedom fighters are surrendering.