Immediately after two suicide attacks killed 38 people in Biu, Borno State, Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, released a new video on Tuesday, vowing to disrupt next month’s general elections in Nigeria.
In the 12 minutes video, Shekau, speaking in Hausa, said: “This election will not be held even if we are dead. Even if we are not alive Allah will never allow you to do it”.
“And these words are our reply to the current issue that people are talking about,” Shekau said in apparent response to the accusations and counter-accusations regarding election postponement. “Allah will not let you people hold this election because you people are saying that “authority” people ruling each other,” he said.
Shekau also threatened leaders of Niger and Chad for allegedly preventing their people from following the dictates of the Prophet Mohammed.