New updates reveal that the Islamic extremist terrorist group popularly known as Boko Haram has released a new video. According to reports, the new video mocks the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, former president Goodluck Jonathan, and the current chief of army staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai.
It is reported by Sahara Reporters that the video features the leader of the terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau as well as a few other members dressed in their usual camouflage and holding weapons. The report added that the 36-minute video showcases Shekau speaking in Arabic. All he reportedly said was hurtful and defamatory remarks about the current administration and how they have failed to stop the group in their so called jihad.
Although the Muhammadu Buhari administration has previously stated that the Boko Haram terrorist group have been technically defeated, Nigerians keep seeing otherwise with every passing day. This is mostly because the group still stage attacks on local communities through out the affected areas. The destructive activities of the group are mostly carried out in some parts of northeastern Nigerian including Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe.
Meanwhile, it is reported that the new video was released not long after the group staged an attack in a remote community called Amarwa in Borno state. They engage in using catastrophic methods like suicide bombings and kidnappings to achieve their goals.
The activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group centers on attacking and destroying the lives and properties of the citizens since the insurgency first started in 2009.
It is reported that the group which was established in 2002, has been linked to over 20,000 deaths throughout Nigeria. It is also responsible for the displacement of more than 2.3 million people in both Nigerian and the greater lake chad region.
However, the new video ended with the leader of the group shooting sporadically into the sky. It is still not clear if the group has been defeated as the Nigerian government says one thing and the group says another, but stay tuned for more Boko Haram update.