Terror group, Boko Haram yesterday, published a new propaganda video via social media, in which an unidentified fighter read a statement in Hausa and Arabic, flanked by more than a dozen armed fighters.
The person who spoke in the video did not identify himself, re-affirmed allegiance to the Islamic State group and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
He asserted that Boko Haram, also known as IS West Africa Province, was still under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau, who hasn’t appeared in a video since February.
The man, who spoke in both Arabic and heavily accented Hausa, denied recent claims by the Nigerian military that some members of Boko Haram had surrendered to the army.
He also denied that the military had rescued a number of women and children abducted by Boko Haram, saying the security forces had failed on the battle front and were now resorting to a media campaign to rubbish the insurgents.
“The violent campaign by the group would not be derailed,” he said.