“They are killing us rather than dialoguing with us” – Another Boko Haram Video Released

Following claims that the some leaders of the dreaded Boko Haram sect has been killed by the JTF, an Hausa language video by its leader, Abubakar Shekau, posted on YouTube, has been released, denying the claims.

The video in particular declared war on the Northern leaders, saying they have “messed up” and that there is no hiding place for them any longer: “This message is for those in authority (emirs, governors, and government officials). Wallahi you have no resting place again and no resting time again, either we are here or we are not… you (the Northern leaders) have messed up yourselves and you have messed up your own situation.”

Denying older claims of any form of negotiation between the group and the government, the group leader has said that there is nothing like that. However, they confirm that some of their members have been killed: “The claim that we are negotiating with the state is untrue, that is the figment of their imagination… We are not in dialogue with anyone, but this seems to feed their taste or their appetite for disinformation… All I can confirm is that they are killing us rather than dialoguing with us,” Shekau said.

The group leader also confirmed that female members of the groups have been captured by the JTF, and he threatened that the group will retaliate in kind: “As at Saturday when I made this video, between 7 and 10 of them (women) have been incarcerated… We don’t know where they are kept or what they are doing to them.”

On the recent anti-Islam video and claims by the JTF that the leadership of the group has been seriously decimated: “I have words for you (the makers of the video). All these have no impact on the prophet you know, however you wait and see what the consequences will be for you.” On their leadership, “The most bogus of these claims is that the leadership of our group has been decimated or arrested… It is probably the leadership of the rogue group that they killed which they created in the first place… You can go ahead and even declare that this broadcast is fiction.”


  1. @ Fatima, if u don’t trust the JTF why not God. If the JTF were not in Maiduguri, life there would have been very bleak. Since the so called Boko harams operate in the midst of the civilians, how do u tackle them without civilian casualties. When the anti video against Mohammed was produced abroad, moslems in kano went on protest march. Why not do same in regard to BH? Shekau is a coward. Let him come out boldly and face the security operatives. He is brain washing young people to be suicide bombers(martyrs) for their cause, and automatic aljanna with many fathomless virgins in their own paradise. When will he give his life to be killed? Devilish and satanic beast. Allah will deal with you when your cup is full. Where is Osama today after running for close to 10 years. Your turn is next if you fail to repent and receive ‘rahama’ from Allah the Almighty. Wasalam.

  2. Since u are a warrior, why not come out boldly. Let me ask u Mr warrior a question, did Goloiat escape from God? Six days are for d thief, d seven day is for d owner. God created u to be a blessing to others, u now turned to be a destruction to Others and d whole nation at large. U killed ur fellow person for the sake of seven virgin, were will u see d virgin heaven or in hell fire, b/cos hell fire is ur home and ur members also ur sponsors. Until u repent, u will never see d kingdom God. Kindly depart from ur sinful ways.