Boko Haram has released a new video in which the sect’s leader, Abubakar Shekau vowed to defeat regional forces currently battling the sect in Nigeria’s far northeast, Niger and Cameroon.
In the video posted on YouTube, Shekau said: “Your alliance will not achieve anything. Amass all your weapons and face us. We welcome you”.
“You send 7,000 troops? Why don’t you send 70 million? This is small. Only 7,000? By Allah, it is small. We can seize them one-by-one. We can seize them one-by-one,” he said in Arabic.
Nigerian troops have teamed up with soldiers from Chad, Cameroon and Niger in recent weeks and have been bombarding the terrorists which have expanded their operations to Niger and Cameroon.