Boko Haram leader, Shekau, speaks; vows to attack Nigerian refineries, Buhari, Babangida, others

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

The fugitive claimed responsibility for the killing of a Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Albani

The leader of the extremist Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, has, in a video released to journalists, threatened more attacks against Nigeria, saying his members would target Nigeria’s sources of revenue, and her refineries.

Mr. Shekau, a fugitive, who is wanted for terrorism by both Nigeria and the U.S., also vowed to kill major Islamic clerics and people that support democracy, western education, and Christianity.

He said the state of emergency currently in place in Adamawa. Borno, and Yobe, could not deter his group, and called on his members in other states, particularly Kano, to attack civilians and government institutions.

The Boko Haram sect is responsible for killing thousands of people, largely civilians, since their insurrection began in Northern Nigeria in 2009. Over 200 Borno villagers have been killed in the last two weeks by the outlawed sect. The group is, however, yet to carry out any attack in the 17 Southern States.

The Nigerian military had said Mr. Shekau could have been killed in a military raid last year. He has released at least two videos since then.

The full text of his 28-minute video, delivered in Hausa, reads;

“My brethren…you should hold on to your weapons and continue fighting. Let them understand that our work is not confined to Yobe, Borno and Adamawa (states). Make them understand that we are not restricted by emergency rule. They should understand we are under the canopy of Allah.

“This is the beginning. Yes, this is the beginning.

“We Jama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad are fighting Christians wherever we meet them and those who believe in democracy, those who pursue Western education wherever we meet them. By Allah, we will kill whoever practices Democracy.

“And you the infidels of Rivers state, Niger (Delta), the town of Jonathan, Shekau is talking to you (sounds of gunshots). Shekau is talking to you, that small boy that has become the nightmare of infidels is talking to you.

“Oh you the leader of the Niger Delta, you will soon see your refinery destroyed. You will in the incoming days see your refinery you are boasting about bombed. Our refinery is Allah.

“Niger-Delta you are in trouble. Jonathan you are in trouble…Banki Moon you are in trouble, Bejamin Natanyahu you are in trouble, Queen Elizabeth, you are in trouble, Babangida, Kwankwaso, Shekarau, Kashim, Buhari, you are in trouble.

“Yahaya Jingir…the cleric of Jos, the advocate of ‘Boko Halal’, right? We are Boko Haram, you are Boko Halal. You will see, bastard.

“We killed Albani of Zaria. We killed Albani of Zaria. Shekau killed Albani of Zaria.Tomorrow he will kill Jingir, the day after tomorrow he will kill Dapchia, the next day he will kill Wapchama, next he will kill Shehu of Borno, Ado Bayero. We rebel against you, between us and you is enmity and rancour until you believe only in Allah.

“The reason why I will kill you is you are infidels, you follow Democracy…Whoever follows Democracy is an infidel. This is Shekau, this is why I’m in enmity with you.

“Buhari is an infidel, Babangida is an infidel, Atiku is an infidel, late Yar’adua was an infidel, Shehu of Borno is an infidel. You are all infidels. What makes you infidels is Democracy and constitution and western education…I therefore call on brethren in Kano to rise up and replicate the Baga attack.

“All these infidels we are the ones killing them. We enjoy shedding their blood.

“The Koran must be supreme, we must establish Islam in this country; Not only in Borno, we will henceforth destroy any schools wherever we see them”.


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  • Benedicta

    Chilling!!!

    • NigeriansCare

      Abi? You go chill well well. No worry!

  • chiedoziee harrimann

    Hahaha. Shekau you are in bigger trouble.

  • Dodon Doya

    The hand writing is clearly on the wall for those who care about security and stability in the North. Can the likes of Shekarau and ‘elder’ Yakasai notice from these recent developments that this could be the final onslaught. I hope they will overcome their greed and come to terms with reality.

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    What you get when you fight terrorism with kid gloves. Please tell me: how could terrorists carry out such deadly campaigns, raiding towns in as many as 20 gun-mounted vehicles mostly Toyota Hiluxes, without drawing suspicion? How did they come by so much money for their dastardly acts? Of what use then is NigComSat to security in Nigeria? They have become so brazen as to threaten the core of Nigeria’s very existence. Surely, there must be some ways to overthrow this bogey.

  • Lincon

    Shekau is dead! These faceless people shud refrain from this coward actions of fake video and audio recordings! Enough of nonsense plz!

  • Bala R

    Doyin Okupe.

  • IskaCountryman

    please shekau blow up the kaduna refinery…we would import petrol from niger…dingbat…

    • Garden-City Boy

      To be honest with you, his hit list is quite impressive. But it is not by any means comprehensive. May be he should be allowed to accomplish the dirty job, after which they then snuff him out. What do you think, my friend?

  • govmalt

    Shekau you are a bloody animal and you can only destroy kaduna refinery. Try your nonsense anywhere in the south and it’s bye bye nigeria.

    • Al_Hakiu

      Rate your own brain by yourself with this idiotic comment you just made.

  • struggle continues

    Niger Delta is a no go area if you talk about war.
    Except you want to go on your last mission.
    Try and you will not come back alive. You can be killing ur ppl.

  • Taster

    This violence has to stop, now.
    It is men and boys that are worst hit – be them boko harams, soldiers or unarmed civilians.
    Men are now in short supply, and single ladies and widows are on the increase – should this trend continues – what would become of spinsters like me?

    Please, boko haram, down your weapons as there is no 72 virgins for anyone up-there, but here, there is more to life than you can see.

  • mary Ikemba

    Luk at dıs ıdıot talkıng n d fed govt stıll wants 2 dıalogue wıt d ınfıdels called boko haram. Declare war on dem n kıll all of dem frm Nıgerıa. Who are dey 2 face Nıg? Well Nıger Delta mıllıtants d ball’s ın ur court!

  • Goodluck Jonathan

    You forgot me on the list. Please oo

  • Chiedu7

    The easiest thing to do is to stage an attempt to remove suspicion.

    If Buhari, IBB & others were not Boko Haram supporters they would speak out against them.

  • Unknown

    Shekau or what ever ur name is…………… u ve forgotten that u did not come into this world in ur own knowledge. I belief u must have killed ur mother b4 u start the battle u cant end. Nigeria is a God own Nation. The fact that he is quiet @ ur evil deeds does not mean that he is in love with what u er doing. You are killing God’s own people and u are boasting in it.
    In Quran, we are made to understand that God is a merciful God, It’s same in the Holy Bible. You must know that, God as a merciful God, he is also a consuming fire. Fire goes before God and consume all his enemies round about. U are not even as electrifying as pharaoh, cause if u are, u will lead the battle or wear the explosive vest yourself, you are not even a true fighter cos if u are, u will boldly come out like a Goliath. God killed them all.
    This terrorist fighting in the name of the God they do not even know. Maggots awaits you soon.

  • Oluseyi Victor

    Let me quickly warn shaukau and the parasite of Nigeria .just bomb any where in South .Nigeria shall be history.

  • Samuel Obi

    Thank you very well for those people you mentioned to kill but please start from nija people first but those outside people will come last because i know even if you twist your self into 1 billion pis you will never get close to Gaza talk of killing Benjamin Nethanyahu or Eliza . In fact Seku if you kill those nija politician you just mention it means that your a brave man or even a hero . Please stop killing those villagers who did not know anything about what your protesting . Look those people you have kill are inocent please start with government people like police and army and all this big politician . In fact bomb aso rock but leave the civilian alone