Leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau,has finally spoken up after months of speculations concerning his whereabouts.
Speaking via a 25-minute recording, Shekau labelled President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army Spokesman as liars, stating that reports that the Nigerian Army was already winning the war against his sect was nothing but lies.
The recording, which was done in Hausa and Arabic read in parts:
“They (the military) lied that they have confiscated our arms, that we have been chased out of our territories, that we are in disarray.
“We are alive, I am alive, this is my voice, more audible than it was before. This is Shekau.”
“Buhari is a liar and has deceived you. The army spokesman is also lying. He and his footsoldiers always run helter-skelter whenever we come face to face with them…
“Buhari, you once claimed that you will crush us in three months. How can you crush us?”