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The war is not over yet, Shekau tells Buhari

Boko Haram’s elusive leader, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a new video, yesterday, to dispute a claim that the jihadist group had been routed from its Sambisa forest stronghold.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army, yesterday, dismissed the new video, as a mere terrorists propaganda aimed at creating fear in the mind of people.

The war is not over yet, Shekau tells Buhari

“We are safe. We have not been flushed out of anywhere. And tactics and strategies cannot reveal our location except if Allah wills by his decree,” Shekau said in the 25-minute video, flanked by masked armed fighters.

“You should not be telling lies to the people,” he said, referring to President Muhammadu Buhari, who said on Christmas eve that the extremist group had been defeated and driven from the forest, its last known bastion.

If you indeed crushed us, how can you see me like this? How many times have you killed us in your bogus death?” he asked.
It was not immediately clear where the new video was shot, but Shekau, who spoke in both Hausa and Arabic, said it was filmed on Christmas day.

Shekau last appeared in a video in September, where he disputed a claim by the Nigerian military that he had been wounded in battle.
He vowed to continue fighting on until an Islamic state was imposed in northern Nigeria.

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