Boko Haram Leader Shekau Boasts: Abuja Bomb Attack is Just a “Tiny Incident”

Boko Haram extremist sect leader Abubakar Shekau has described Monday’s bomb attack in Abuja – which he claims responsibility for – as a ‘tiny incident’ which would soon be followed by more attacks.


A screengrab taken on April 19, 2014, from a video obtained by AFP. The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria’s capital that killed at least 75 people, in a video message obtained by AFP on April 19. AFP PHOTO

The group released its new video to journalists in northeast Nigeria Saturday, hours after the AFP news agency published highlights of the clip.

In the video, Shekau admitted responsibility for the Nyanya bombing which officials say claimed more than 75 lives and injured over a hundred.

Witnesses and reporters, however, put the casualty figure far higher.

Shekau, who appeared in the video, as usual, clad in a military attire, with a long dark cap strapped with a dark turban, with an AK-47 rifle across his chest, spoke boastfully about the prowess of his group and how vulnerable the Nigerian nation is to him and his men.

He described the Nyanya blast as “tiny incident”, which according to him does not merit the global condemnation that it has generated.

He said the attack was just the beginning of more attacks on the nation, adding that it was a general reprisal for all the killing Muslims across the country and the world suffer “in the hands of infidels”.

Reading from a few pages of a white spiral-bounded papers held with his left hand, the deadly Boko Haram leader continued to point threateningly with a thick chewing stick held in his right hand.

Shekau heaped scorn, as usual, on President Jonathan whom he told in the video that his group have been within Abuja, yet they can never by found.

He spoke at top of his voice into the camera, laughing sarcastically.

“Let the world know that we were responsible for the bombing within Abuja in an area called Nyanya. [President] Jonathan, you are a lame duck. Jonathan, you are now too small for us. We can only deal with your grand masters like Obama the president of America. Even they cannot do anything to us. We are more than them,” he said.

“Yes, we did it. We carried out the attack because you kill Muslims in Plateau. You kill Muslims in every country of the world. Why don’t you global tyrants talk when Muslims are killed in Afghanistan? Why don’t you talk when Muslims were killed in Iraq? And they are still being killed. Why don’t you talk when Muslims are killed in the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, and now Yemen, Mali, Azerbaijan, Shishan, Pakistan?” he asked.

“Why were you not complaining when our Muslim brethren were killed in Plateau, their wives were forcefully taken and raped, and if they give birth, their children were being killed? So because of that tiny incident that happened in Abuja, everybody is out there making an issue out of it across the globe.

“We want you, Jonathan, to know that we are worshipping only God that is why we are always victorious in all our attacks; stupid fellow like you; if you are that wise, why is it still very difficult for you to locate where we are up till date despite the fact that we are within Nigeria. Look at us we are right within your city; and you don’t even know how to find us. Let me tell you now. I am here very close to you. I dare you to get me, if you can.

“You cannot do anything. Remember that this is the exactly the fifth year that you boasted that you were going to finish with us in just three months; so we are not bothered with any further boasting that you will make now because what you cannot accomplish in five years, is very difficult to achieve now, never!

“We will not stop until our aim is achieved; so everyone that calls himself a Muslim should stop obeying the constitution, should leave democracy, should stay away from western education.

“We are the bombers of Nyanya. Yes, we are the bombers. If you really want to know who did it, let me tell you now. It was Shekau that did it.”

Chuckling and tapping his chest, he said, “This is me, Abubakar Shekau, whose turban you don’t like seeing, whose armoured shirt you so much hate. This is my usual gun with which I kill. Get more annoyed, because I am still here. Yes, I am the Shekau that does not like Christians, and I don’t like Muslims that relate with Christians.

“We have been commanded by Allah not to associate with infidels because they cannot be trusted until they accept your religion. So you cannot say you are a believer and then you go and follow democracy; we cannot allow you to ridicule the religion of God; never!

“I am not afraid of death; and I pray that God should let me be killed by an unbeliever so that I can gain His paradise. We don’t love this sinful world of yours; we want to die and go to the presence of Him who created everyone so that we can enjoy ourselves.

“I don’t care if you call me a liar, a mad man or a stupid person; all I know is that you all are ignorant”.

“We are the ones that carried out the Abuja operation and every other recent attacks. Today whereever you are, if you don’t follow the way of Allah, these calamity will befall you. Jonathan if you don’t repent and follow the path of God, you will find yourself alone before your creator.

“Yes, I am the dreaded Shekau: the one even Obama fears; not even Obama, even if Pharaoh were alive today he would reckon with me [laughs]. To hell with the United Nations, to hell with Ban Ki Moon; to hell with Obama. Yes we did the bombing in Nyanya, we did it.”



  1. The statement made by shekau saying muslims were killed in some regions of d country and notting was done was right! Muslims were killed like cattles fried like barbeques and battered! This is not justice! A christain woman was caught with arminations,but you dnt hear such stories!if it were muslims d whole world would hear that a boko haram insurgent was caught!!! We muslims are not taught violence!!! Only a group of govt officials that are trying to spoil d names of muslims and I know surely Allah will judge you on d day of judgment. Allah ya isa!!!!!!.

  2. Boko haram should not used their annoyance. Base on the fact that our fellow Muslims brother where kill in other country. And used that to deal with innocent people pls. Take your fight to aso rock and bomb every living thing you find. In all your fight of revenge only the poor are being kill. How many millionaires have you bomb their properties? This is not how it get justic. Go to USA and tackle Obama if your are strong. I totally don’t support you in this way.

  3. This is a complete ignorance!! This is the barbaric,primitive,afracious,hearthlesnes and wicked act that religion brought to this world, shekau!! I want you to know that before the emergence of Islam in this part of the world your forefathers have their believes, shekau!! The day you were born little did your parent know that they just gave birth to a satan!! All the right thinking people of this world condemn any religion that sheds blood, shekau can you bring a dead ant to life? But you keep taking precious innocent lives, your God is different from the Merciful God we all know, I stronly believe you will meet your waterloo someday!!

  4. This ABUBAKAR SHEKAU is d most coward i have ever seen or read about in my life. If you’re truly strong enough, try and attack or bomb ASO ROCK instead of terrorising innocent and helpless Muslims & Christians souls. WE SHALL CONGRATULATE YOU, WHEN YOU SUCCESSFULLY BOMB ASO ROCK.

  5. Abubakar Shekau if u knw u r a strong man show ursef… Stop hidding. We r nt playin hide n seek game here. Boko haram s d most coward terrorist group. Fool ur dayz r numbered.

  6. The major fact is that boko haram is not strong enough to do what they thought they could do. As a matter of fact, they’re the most foolish I’ve ever seen my whole life. I thought their so called god they serve is a blood sucker god because I’ve ever seen my God claiming human life that ‘HE’ created in his own image. Shekau is just an ANIMAL and I strongly believe his having mental illness ” psychotic illness” “schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Hallucination, Depression,Maladaptive Disorder” if not, you will not claim innocent people’s life and believe you’re fighting for someone that does not want you to fight for him. Someone you’ve seen in your entire life. I will only say shekau is an IDIOT. If truely he could understand the type of mental illness he was involved in.

  7. His religion is called the religion of peace and these is the peace they offer (blood shed) what a peace.
    The name of his gods is Allah, and what he’s doing is the will of his gods nowonder he hate those who serve the living God. To bad 4 him. Your god’s promised you everlasting life when he shed more blood. So why don’t u just tell us that by shading this innocent people’s blood u are practically offering blood sacrifices to ur so called (Allah) whom u hope to enjoy in his paradise when u are finally killed like u prayed. What a religion. We serve serve the only true God who created the heaven and earth and no amount of bomb can make us serve ur idol, we are Christians and nothing can change that. The Jews could not stop CHRISTIANITY at it early stage so not even your Allah itself can, now.


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