Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau in an 11 minutes video, which was released on Tuesday, said efforts by Nigeria Army to defeat Boko Haram in Borno had been futile.
Speaking in Hausa Language, Shekau vows to keep engaging the Nigeria army and continue to fight against Western education. Shekau also expressed frustration on the continued hostility and loss of his supporters to Nigerian army.
He pleaded with his non-combatant members across Nigeria to pick up arms and help him fight till he drops dead. He added that the latest claim by the military that the group had been sent packing from Sambisa forest was false.
He boasted that he is still in Sambisa forest and still controls the territory.
“You, the military chief in Maiduguri, have been boasting of taking over Sambisa because you rescued women, telling lies to people. Where are the policewomen? Why didn’t you rescue them if you have indeed defeated us since it is our brethren that is holding them in the same Sambisa?” he boasted in the video.