Despite being given a bloody nose by troops, the Boko Haram terrorist sect has insisted it remains a strong force, disclosing that it is plotting to capture President Muhammadu Buhari, who it called an an infidel.
This message was passed in a video posted on YouTube on Tuesday at a time the terror sect has lost several territories they once controlled as the Nigerian military continues its onslaught against them.
The footage 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 group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, did not appear in the latest video said to have been shot somewhere in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, with suspected terrorists praying on what the narrator said is an Eid ground on Sallah day Monday.
Speaking in Hausa language, the narrator explained that Abubakar Shekau’s 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 expressed its resolve to continue its jihad against the Nigerian state.
The message in the video when translated to the English language says: “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 insurgent group claimed.