Boko Haram Vows Not To Surrender In New Video
BEVERLY HILLS, April 01, (THEWILL) – The Boko Haram sect has released a new video recording barely a week after its leader; Abubakar Shekau appeared in a video looking subdued as he insinuated that the end has come for him. This time around, the terrorist group foreclosed cessation of hostilities.
After over a year off the camera, Shekau had late last month released an unverified video where he suggested that his time in charge of the Nigerian jihadist group may be coming to an end. The poorly-edited video did not reflect his trademark fiery rhetoric and bluster.
But in a video clip posted on YouTube on Friday, Boko Haram maintained it was a potent fighting force as its fighters posed with AK-47 guns in front of Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks and a lorry mounted with a military cannon.
The video was markedly of better quality than the last one released by Shekau, and included Arabic subtitles with nine masked Boko Haram fighters standing on sandy ground in an unidentified desert location.
While it remains unclear if the masked people in the video include the Boko Haram leader, a masked man wearing camouflage said Shekau was still the head of the “West African wing”.
The masked man clad in camouflage was videoed reading from a prepared script in Hausa part of which translates to “You should know that there is no truce; there are no negotiations; there is no surrender.”
“This war between us will not stop,” the character said.