Boko Haram leader laughs in new video, claims sect winning war against Nigerian military

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

Shekau claims Boko Haram winning war against Nigerian military in new video.

The Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has, in a newly released video, claimed responsibility for the recent attacks in different Borno and Yobe communities including Malumfatori, Bama, Biu, Konduga, Gamboru Ngala, Gwoza, and Damaturu.

Close to 100 people including about 14 soldiers were killed in the various attacks; with the latest being in Konduga over the weekend when about 44 people were killed when gunmen dressed in military uniform attacked worshippers in a mosque.

Mr. Shekau, who spoke in Hausa amidst intermittent triumphant laughter, said the military lied about its victories over their sect.

“The military is lying to the world about the battle we had with them; they lied that they have killed our members, but we are the ones that have killed the soldiers.

“We call on you all to repent and come to the ways of Allah. Forget about constitution and accept Shariah. We don’t have socialism, we don’t know communism, we don’t want federalism, but we are Muslims.

“You soldiers have claimed that you are powerful, that we have been defeated, that we are mad people; but how can a mad man successfully coordinate recent attacks in Gamboru, in Malumfatori, slaughter people in Biu, kill in Gwoza and in Bama where soldiers fled under our heavy fire power. We have killed countless soldiers and we are going to kill more. Our strength and firepower has surpassed that of Nigeria. Nigeria is no longer a big deal as far as we are concerned. We can now comfortably confront the United States of America.

“Let the world know that we have been enjoined by Allah to kill the unbelievers just like how we were enjoined to slaughter rams during Eidel Kabir. And we shall continue to kill those who strive to stand against the will of Allah by opposing Sharia. We don’t mind if we die doing this because it is even a blessing for us to die in this cause and gain paradise. So we are winning on either side. So it is never too late for you to repent and join us on the path of righteousness,” he said.

Boko Haram has been outlawed and declared terrorists by the Nigerian government. The U.S. has also declared Mr. Shekau and other Boko Haram leaders wanted and placed a bounty on them.

The claim by the sect that it is winning the battle against Nigerian soldiers differs significantly from that of the military which says it has killed and arrested hundreds of members of the sect and has dislodged a large number of its cells. The military has said it is winning the war against the insurgents.

Apart from the military action against the sect, the federal government is also negotiating with the sect in order to get them to lay down their arms. The government’s negotiating team, led by the Minister of Special Duties, had claimed just before the Ramadan fast, that it secured a ceasefire with the sect; a claim Mr. Shekau disputed in an earlier video.


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  • mfon

    tomorow, muslims will say islam is religion of peace. here is a muslim saying he will kill non muslims as ram because allah says so.

    • eniola

      Why dont u just shut up,do u know ow many millions dat av bn killed in d name of d cross.i challenge u

      • mfon

        site one example anywhere in the world moron…

        • eniola

          Are u aware of the Lords resistance army,the protestant nd catholics war in northern ireland.maybe ur history told u dat hitler,stalin,mussolini etc are muslims.ow many muslim nations have invaded xtain’s.plssssspare us hatred.

          • kingbaabu

            For the record though, Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini were atheists, marxists or nominal Christians at best but your comment is noted.

          • Dan maikoko

            “My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice… And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.

            -Adolf Hitler, in a speech on 12 April 1922 (Norman H. Baynes, ed. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922-August 1939, Vol. 1 of 2, pp. 19-20, Oxford University Press, 1942)
            “If you want to hide something from a blackman, put it in a book!”

          • Charles

            Go and re-read and try very well to understand those history again. Please Don’t join the band wagon of those that come online and ague on sentimental issues blindly. These Boko guys don’t care who their victims are as i can see your name eniola if that’s name you will be used as suya when you fall victim to them weather you hit your head ten times on the ground praying in a day. Short and period they agents of the devil who have come to steal, kill and destroy using the name of God. Hitler never invaded any Muslim land during second world war if an wrong correct me please.

        • Dan maikoko

          The Spanish inquest. The crusades. The recapture of Jerusalem. The conquest of Spain. Closer to home, 1.5 million Iraqis have so far perished in a Christian crusade against a moslem nation. Listen to Bush himself define the war: “We need to go back to work tomorrow and we will. But we need to be alert to the
          fact that these evil-doers still exist. We haven’t seen this kind of barbarism
          in a long period of time. No one could have conceivably imagined suicide bombers
          burrowing into our society and then emerging all in the same day to fly their
          aircraft — fly U.S. aircraft into buildings full of innocent people — and show
          no remorse. This is a new kind of — a new kind of evil. And we understand. And
          the American people are beginning to understand. This crusade, this war on
          terrorism is going to take a while. And the American people must be patient. I’m
          going to be patient. But I can assure the American people I am determined, I’m
          not going to be distracted, I will keep my focus to make sure that not only are
          these brought to justice, but anybody who’s been associated will be brought to
          justice. Those who harbor terrorists will be brought to justice. It is time for
          us to win the first war of the 21st century decisively, so that our children and
          our grandchildren can live peacefully into the 21st century.” “If you want to hide something from a black man, put it in a book!”

        • Abdulhakeem Muhammad

          The bosnia war! please kindly Google it and that’s just 1 and there are lots more

          • Abdulhakeem Muhammad

            Jewish state??? killing Palestinians despite they not Xtain though but most Xtain endorsed it, what about Galileo the church executed?? or the Irish crusade against Muslims, what about Islamophobia in most part in Europe that brought racist towards all Muslims inhabitant

          • mfon

            you people miss the point. has anyone in all this places you mention come out to say he/she is killing to propagate christianity?? my vexation is terrorist all over the world kill and Quote undeniable portion of the quoran to justify their acts.

          • Dan maikoko

            Shift the goal post as much as you can and it will make no difference. Al-Qaida, boko haram, Hamas, The crusaders, IRA, Lords resistance army, Hitler and Bush all claim to kill for God one way or the other. If they have no faith they wont kill. Remember how Bush attended the Church service and address the congregation to convince them that the Iraq invasion was justified because they (the Americans) were on “God’s side”?

          • Uche

            You are a f**l late Sadam is an alqaeda back bone and sponsorer like all these hausa/ fulani and other Muslims supporting Boko haram today.

          • Dan Arewa

            mfon… what does LRA mean. One problem with you guys always assumed north of today is same of 60s! Go and read what are the ideologies of LRA.

          • eniola

            What points mfon,i guess u shuld tell us d qur’anic verses dat islamify boko haram killings.plss,stop assuming knowledge when u are ignorant.

          • Bala R

            LRA in Ireland means ‘Lord’s resistance Army’.

          • Bala R

            Even JESUS Alaihi Sallam was killed by CHRISTIANS.

          • Access

            By the Pharisees Mr Bala and not christians. Christians are those that accepted his preaching and lives the exemplary life Jesus Christ lived while on earth. so anybody that kills in the name of Christianity is not a christian but an Anti-Christ. Remember Christ said when he was been crucified that “Lord forgive them for they know not what they do”. He never said kill those that don’t accept my name or are not Christians.

        • Bala R

          99% of weapons in this world are manufactured in the Islamic republics of USA,RUSSIA,BRITAIN,ISRAEL,FRANCE,ETC,ETC.

      • Uche

        I’m sure you people need it once more

      • Access

        Which year and its that an excuse for more killing

    • sani mohammed Abdullahi

      Mind you,this man is not a muslim bcos all his actions are contrary to the teachings of islam.

    • Pet

      so If a xtain kills and he saying he is doing that because of Jesus…is he a true xtain?This is purely politics and not religion matter. 44 people were killed in a mosque today,boko haram has killed more muslim then xtians

      • Jack Bauer

        You are a fool to §ay Boko Haram has killed more muslims than christians.

      • Access

        How, When, where, and were you there when they were killed “abi na hear say” you don’t want to see the truth or even say it when you know it. Fear God..

  • Uche

    Well I am very sorry Its very hard for Yeye Nigeria military to win the war against this boko haram when they are working with the same boko haram members in the military, even their members in the NASS, both in some other higher places, every hausa / Fulani muslms is a boko haram or sympathizeers .

  • akpos1

    Thank you Boko Haram. My only anger is that you kill Innocent unarmed people. But that you challenge Nigeria as a country is ok. There is nothing wrong with that bcos Nigeria is not a country but a continent.

    We are here today bcos of the stupidity of Britain who brought me from Warri & brought someone from Sokoto & called us one country. But how can that be? When we, as men, stand to urinate in Warri. Whereas, the men from Sokoto & the core North take the opposite position by squatting.

    While my land produces oil in the SS&SE, the land in the North produces lead poison. So, we have nothing in common.

    Break up Nigeria today. There are thousands of Nigerians married to Foreigners & no problems. So, if my wife is from the North, I might need a visa to visit Kogi or Abuja for any reason, say to see my in-laws. That’s ok. Is it not better than Presidential candidate Emeritus – Buhari, causing deaths when he loses again?

  • Dankasa

    I agree with you 100% Akpos1. Wallahi we are not support to be together at all! I am always praying for this country to break let everybody go his way. Before, Malam don’t know how to kill anybody but with this common living with other tribes like Ibos, now Malam know all these sort of crimes. Imagine, Just in this afternoon it was reported that Boko Haram invaded a Mosque and killed 44 people, who will believe this? You say these Muslims are killing your people and now same Muslims are raging Mosques, is ridiculous…! Jonathan’s Government enforces State of Emergency in those States and yet they allows a Civilian JTF to operate along side the Government JTF (what type of constitution do we have in this country)? It is just a gimmick. Jonathan just want justify attacking Muslims’ places of worships by setting these young men (who dont know the motives behind it) to ransack Boko Haram in their so-called hideout. He think we don’t know his plans. Yakowa and Azazi tried same when every Sunday, Church(es) must be attacked just to set North ablaze but with God intervention (of cause when the two died) no more Church attack in the North again. These guy think we are fools. Instead of all these, why don’t we call for referendum in this fake Union called a country? What people don’t know is that when this guy leaves power, i swear WAHALA will fall on Southerners living in this our region (or can I called it our Boko Haram country?) because we will surely follow his footsteps. He has set up precedence and it come to stay, an eye for an eye..! You will see!

    • mfon

      the north will starve to death in 3days without SW, SE, SS….the north abandoned agriculture that was their revenue earner. today their governors line up in aso rock for monthly allocation to feed their state…

      • Bala R

        Are the northerners importing what they eat with your OIL MONEY or are they cultivating it here?

      • Countrybutor

        The truth is that its only the northern elite that will lose out. The citizens themselves have nothing to lose. And instead of fellow Nigerians uniting to fight the common enemy – they are succumbing to the divisive tactics of the the elite. We will never learn.

  • deri

    The war in the boko haram north cannot be worn because over 60 percent of the soldiers are traitors –beyond that there has to be an upsurge of troops-we still see soldiers roaming the streets of lagos, cross rivers state-akwa ibom-warri rivers state, enugu, edo and and abeokuta when we have war on–the entire military formation should be sent to the north-that is the war to fight a war–there are not enough troops in the north-Jonathan should know we are at war–this is real war-its either he wins it or we split period–again it would be a shame for the boko haram war to end the moment jonathan leaves power–that is the trouble with the boko haram war-again dasuki must be sacked-he is almost useless as the NSA–because he owes his allegiance to boko haram as a fulani and not the FGN

    • Bala R

      80% of Nigerian army are Christians. So who are the traitors?

      • Access

        Christians from what part of the country Mr Bala R?

        • Bala R

          So there are Northern and southern Christians? We are in trouble in this country.

  • Dankasa

    Very soon You will know what you produce when you find no place to sale your Oil in the World Akpos1. The Shale Wahala has started if you are so Nieves that you are still bragging “our oil” when America, Canada, S/Africa and co are busy turning their import terminals to Export Terminals to pump their newly discovered Shale oil into the world markets. Before 2015 you will know whether North produce Lead poison or not when we cutoff food you eat and the grain going to Breweries which your potbelly fathers have to take before action with your mothers. Thanks to American new SHALE Oil, we in the north don’t have oil and we don’t need it but people call your teaming Southerners living in our every village selling fakes thing to go back to a newly created country “SS-SE Oil rich Republic” … Wawa, you don’t know what is happening in the world.

  • deri

    For the oil in the SS, u would never have been enlightened enough to respond to the post by Akpos–the North cannot sustain itself for 24 hours never- should the south south pull out of 9ja-lord lugard had pity on the fulani north-that was why he brought the fulanis he met in Sudan to Nigeria-u know in Ghana, they refused to allow the fulanis hold sway in the gold coast–why are Nigerian soldiers more interested in the oil wells and bunkering in the south south than getting rid of boko haram-imagine the number of people killed in just days- and all the tuaregs are interested in is APC taking over the affairs of the country-from Jonathan-that we know will never happen -the south south is no longer interested in nigeria–we are together because of the oil period-

    • Oshi Ile Pako

      Na wa o. How do you know the north cannot sustain itself? What is your own. Sheybi you want the oil money to yourself? Secede and leave the north to sort out its own problems. Go away with your oil. Why the delay? Go!

  • Nigerian

    how can I see the video of shekau?

  • livinwater

    Thr so called sharia has bring out †Ϟε̲ ignorance I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ Dem, d̶̲̥̅̊ Quaran nvr tell U̶̲̥̅̊ †̥ kill others I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ gaining soul fo̶̲̥̅® Allah. Y killing innocent souls, if U̶̲̥̅̊ really want τ̲̣̣̥ọ̥ fight G̶̲̥̅̊☹ τ̲̣̣̥ọ̥ †Ϟε̲ aso rock, nantional assembly, A̶̲̥̅̊₪d̶̲̥̅̊ top politicians arena, stop deceiving urselves killing young souls of our gr8 nation A̶̲̥̅̊₪d̶̲̥̅̊ claiming fight fo̶̲̥̅® Allah. Did Allah sent U̶̲̥̅̊ τ̲̣̣̥ọ̥ fight  his behalf ? A̶̲̥̅♏ proud †̥ say ignorance A̶̲̥̅̊₪d̶̲̥̅̊ illetracy I̶̲̥̅̊S̤̥̈̊ killing Shekau A̶̲̥̅̊₪d̶̲̥̅̊ I̶̲̥̅̊S̤̥̈̊ so called member. ∙̇∙̇∙̣̣̣̣̣̇̇̇∙̣̣̣̣̣̇̇̇∙̇∙̇ G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ ∙̇∙̇∙̣̣̣̣̣̇̇̇∙̣̣̣̣̣̇̇̇∙̇∙̇. Bless Nigeria.

  • emmanuel

    It should be total communication blackout, border closure, effective manhunt and technical execution during gunfire, no negotiation, search all government registered vehicles in those states, bring down houses where insurgents are arrested,cash motivation to locals for information gathering and keep civilians far from military formation.

    Immediately disband the negotiating parties.

    Sharia my foot!

  • emmanuel

    Islam is all about violence and inferiority complex!

  • akpos1

    Research Based on Official Census figures
    Republic of the S.South(Niger Delta)


    1. Rivers = 5,198,716
    2. Delta = 4,112,445
    3. A.Ibom = 3,902,051
    4. Edo = 3,233,366
    5. Cross R.= 2,882,988
    6. Bayelsa = 1,704,515
    Total = 21,034,081

    Some other countries of world..

    S/N Country Population

    1 . Holland 16,609,518
    2 Sweden 9,366,092
    3 Austria 8,372,930
    4 Switzrland 7,782,900
    5 Israel 7,602,400
    6 Libya 6,546,000
    7 Denmark 5,540,241
    8 Finland 5,366,100
    9 Norway 4,896,700
    10 UAE 4,707,000
    11 Ireland 4,459,300
    12 Kuwait 3,051,000
    13 Cyprus 801,851
    14 Malta 416,333

    Wow!!!! My dear SS&SE peoples, it is time to break away & control our resources. We have more than the population to do it. Good weather, rainfall 12 months of the yr, smart people, etc. See, Norway is only 4m & Holland only 16m people.
    Long live the United SS&SE