month after the spokesperson of JTF, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa was quoted
saying – “Shekau died of gunshot wounds received in an encounter with the JTF
troops in one of
their camps at Sambisa Forest on 30 June 2013,” adding:
“Shekau was mortally wounded in the encounter and was sneaked into Amitchide, a
border community in Cameroon, for treatment, which he never recovered. It is
greatly believed that Shekau might have died between 25 July to 3 August 2013.”
posted on youtube by members of the bokoharam sect, claiming Shekau is still
by gun-wielding lieutenants, all dressed in military camouflage, the sect leader
spoke amid laughter, throwing banters at the military. He claimed
responsibility for the massacre of over 140 people at Benisheik, a community
along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway.
He stated in
the video: “The world should know that I can not die, except by the will of
Allah. I have told you that all that I do is prescribed by the Quran. The
essence of it is to carry out the injunctions. Don’t bother yourselves stopping
me because I cannot be stopped. The war is more grievous than you think, and it
will consume you.
“I swear by
Allah that there will be no democracy in Nigeria. We are going to rise against
it and we shall soon defeat. The concept of government of the people by the
people, for the people cannot continue to exist. It shall soon, very soon, be replaced
by ‘Government of Allah, by Allah for Allah.”
He said his
ultimate aim was to ensure democracy gives way to Sharia in Nigeria, while
claiming that his group had succeeded in taking possession of three armored
tanks, military vehicles and arm cache in the last week attack.
stated: “It was said that I was killed, but here I am; I deliberately refused
to respond on time; but here I am talking and laughing at Nigerian authority,
who misled the world that I am dead. I believe by now Lt. Col Sagir Musa, who
issued the statement of my death should bury his head in shame. President
Jonathan should bury his head in shame. President Barrack Obama should bury his
head in shame. President François Hollande should bury his head in shame.
shameful is it for Nigerian military for a man they called inconsequential to
defeat them and seize their tankers and arms. We have celebrated our victory in
Monguno, Benisheik and surrounding villages, and we shall not relent untill
total victory comes our way, by Allah’s will.”
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