Shekau resurfaces in new video: In the 40 minutes video, Shekau refuted claims that he was injured, saying he is in good health.
The embattled leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has again appeared in a ‘new video’ weeks after the Nigerian Army said he is gravely wounded in a military airstrikes.
According to Vanguard, in the 40 minutes video, which Pulse is yet to obtain, Shekau refuted claims that he was injured, saying he is in good health.
“You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me,” the terrorists’ leader was quoted to have said in the video.
“Oh tyrants, I’m in a happy state, in good health and in safety.”
The army had on August 23 said that Shekau was seriously wounded in the shoulder in an air raid in which several Boko Haram commanders were killed.
Following the claim, a Boko Haram video was released on September 13 without Shekau in it, which supported the army’s narrative.
That video showed an unidentified man who said he was representing Shekau, who had allegedly been ousted by the Islamic State group to which Boko Haram pledged allegiance in March 2015.