“Here I am, alive” – Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau Rubbishes Nigerian military claims of his death as propaganda
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has rubbished the claim by Nigerian military that he has been killed. In a new video obtained by AFP on Thursday, the Boko Haram leader boasts that he is still alive and taunts the Nigerian military that nothing can kill him except Allah. (Scroll down to see the Video)
“Here I am, alive. I will only die the day Allah takes my breath.”
Apparently reading from a script, he said: “Nothing will kill me until my days are over… I’m still alive. Some people asked you if Shekau has two souls. No, I have one soul, by Allah.
“It is propaganda that is prevalent. I have one soul. I’m an Islamic student. I’m the Islamic student whose seminary you burnt… I’m not dead.”
Shekau spoke for 16 minutes in Arabic and the Hausa language.
There have been two previous claims by Nigeria’s security forces that Shekau was dead, in 2009 and 2013.
UPDATED with VIDEO on 6/10/14. Video Credit: SaharaTv