Boko Haram sect leader, Imam Abubakar Shekau, released a video yesterday
in which he claimed responsibility for abducting the missing
Chibok school girls, and said he will imprison Jonathan’s daughter, soak
all Nigerian soil with Christian blood, will kill any Muslim that
believes in democracy and the constitution, kill all Muslims opposing
them whom he described as infidels. The only way for anyone to be saved,
according to him is to turn to Islam.
The video lasts 56 minutes and 58 seconds, and shows Iman Shekau
speaking from a script, surrounded by heavily armed fighters, backed by
an armored personnel carrier, and two other armed
Watch Iman Shekau in the video say:
“I am the one that took your girls. Are you the one that created the
girls? I will sell them in the market. I have my own market of selling
human beings. It is Allah, the owner that instructed me to sell. I will
sell the girls. It is Allah that instructed us, until we soak the ground
of Nigeria with Christian blood and so called Muslims contradicting
Islam. After we have killed, killed, killed, and get fatigue and
wondering on what to do with smelling of their corpses, smelling of
Obama, Bush and Jonathan worried us then we will open prison and be
imprisoned the rest. Infidels have no value.”
234 Nigerian schoolgirls, aged between 15-18, were abducted from a
remote school in Chibok village, Borno State, in Northeast Nigeria on
April 15. The girls and young women came from schools in Izge, Lassa,
Ashigashiya and Warabe to do final exams because other the schools were
shut in Borno state because of attacks by Boko Haram.
Iman Shekau said the sects friends are those in Afghanistan, Mali, Yemen
and Pakistan, and not those Arabs who just brag with their colors but
deal with Americans and the West. Shekau said there is slavery in Islam,
contrary to his critics, noting that Prophet Muhammed took slaves
during Badr war in Hejaz region of western Arabia in present day Saudi
“Just because I took girls in Western school they are worried. I say
they (the girls) should desert the school. They should go and marry.
Stupid people. Talking about human rights and democracy. Nonsense.
People that are doing same sex marriage and saying they are leaders.
I will imprison Jonathan’s daughter, any one that turn to Islam will be
saved. For me anyone that embraces Islam is my own. Stupid Jonathan, you
will be surprised. Until the land is soaked with blood.
This is a war against Christians and democracy and their constitution,
we have not started, we will be in Abuja, and in your state. This war is
against Christians, I mean Christians, generally the infidels. Allah
says we should finish them when we get them.”
Shekau boasted in the video that he has no business with infidel’s money:
“I have no time with your trillion. I am working for Allah and will die
for it. No one can stop me. You killed Mohammed Yusuf. Are you not
saying he is even better than Shekau? Even if you kill me, other
fighters will rise better than me, I am nothing and worthless before
Allah who I am working for. You are sitting with Christians and saying
we are one, saying there is no difference. We are not one with
It is a lie, in fact you suppose to wash and re-wash a plate Christian
eats food before you eat as Muslims. You know all these things and you
are contradicting Islam. Are Christians the people we should play with?
They killed us in Shendam, Zangon Katab and all the places. It is either
you are with us or you are with them, and when we see you, we will
harvest your neck with knife.”
He cursed Islamic political leaders the late Malam Aminu Kano, Abubakar
Tafawa Balewa, and Islamic scholar, Usman Dan Fodio as infidels for
working and accepting democracy and constitution, and added,
“We are not ignorant of all that happened.”
The mass abduction three weeks ago, and the Nigerian military’s failure
to rescue the girls and young women, has roused national and
international outrage with protests in major cities in Nigeria, and
across the world.A number of girls have escaped who said their captors
identified themselves as Boko Haram.Nigerian Police Commissioner, Tanko
Lawan told reporters the number of escaped girls is 53.