Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau or his clone, said to have been killed in Konduga last month by Nigerian troops, is alive.
And he has announced his earthly presence, via the medium he has been using for effect to taunt Nigerian authorities: in a new video.
In the video, he not only debunked stories about his death, he said that his movement is running a Caliphate in the seized towns, north east of Nigeria.
It is a 36minute video, the AFP reported.
“Here I am, alive. I will only die the day Allah takes my breath,” Shekau said, adding that his group was “running our… Islamic caliphate” and administering Sharia punishments.
Close observers of the insurgency in northern Nigeria have doubted the claims that the man who had been appearing in videos as the head of Boko Haram was dead.