We Are Still Here – Boko Haram

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Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has recently stated the group’s commitment to their end goal, reminding the public of their presence in the country and vowing to die fighting.

Shekau in an audio message on Sunday, October 12, addressed the Governor of Borno’s call on the insurgents to drop their ammunitions and join the amnesty program initiated by the government.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

Speaking in his native Kanuri language and in Hausa, Shekau said they had not even started and that they were at the top of their game.

I decided to deliver this message to clarify an issue in order for the public to understand our stand so that they would not be misguided. Particularly, I’m speaking on the claims of the Governor of Borno State that some of our members were forced to join against their will and now they are tired of fighting. And it was because of that that the government has created “Operation Safe Corridor” program where repentant members of our group can be helped.

I want to tell the Governor that we are not tired yet. We have not even started. It is our wish to die fighting. We are on top of our game and by the grace of God, we are going to die doing this. We are still here.

… It is not for us to repent. It is your Governor of Borno that needs to repent. You cannot get paradise with what you are doing now … For us, democracy is an act of infidelity toward God. Democracy means “demons and cratos”. These are man-made laws that you follow and God has forbidden us from following man-made laws … This is my message to the people of Borno in response to the speech made by their Governor.    Abubakar Shekau –

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