“Here I am, Alive. I Will Only Die The Day Allah Takes My Breath,” - Shekau

Date: 02-10-2014 10:55 am (7 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video obtained by AFP on Thursday and said the militants had implemented strict Islamic law in captured towns.
"Here I am, alive. I will only die the day Allah takes my breath," Shekau said, adding that his group was "running our... Islamic caliphate" and administering strict sharia punishments.
Nigeria's military said last week that Shekau was dead and that a man who had been posing as the group's leader in the videos had been killed after fighting with troops in the far northeast.
Security analysts and the United States questioned the credibility of the military's claim.
The new 36-minute video showed Shekau, in combat fatigues and black rubber boots, standing on the back of a pick-up truck and firing an anti-aircraft gun into the air.
Standing in front of three camouflaged vans and flanked by four heavily armed, masked fighters, he then speaks for 16 minutes in Arabic and the Hausa language widely spoken in northern Nigeria.
There was no indication of where or when the video was shot.
The heavily bearded Shekau, who appeared to be the same as those in previous clips, said the military's claim that he was dead was propaganda.
"Nothing will kill me until my days are over... I'm still alive. Some people asked you if Shekau has two souls. No, I have one soul, by Allah," he said, apparently reading from a script.
"It is propaganda that is prevalent. I have one soul. I'm an Islamic student.
"I'm the Islamic student whose seminary you burnt... I'm not dead," he added, apparently referring to the destruction of the group's mosque in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, in 2009.
There have been two previous claims by Nigeria's security forces that Shekau was dead -- once in 2009 during unrest in Maiduguri -- and again in 2013.
Following each previous claim Boko Haram has issued denials in video messages.
Elsewhere in the new video, the militant leader said the group had implemented strict Islamic law in the towns that it had captured in recent weeks.

The shows Shekau firing an anti-aircraft gun into the air from the back of a truck
"We are running our caliphate, our Islamic caliphate. We follow the Koran... We now practise the injunctions of the Koran in the land of Allah," he said.
The group also claimed to have shot down a Nigerian air force jet that went missing nearly three weeks ago.
An air force spokesman said the jet was missing.
"For any group to claim they shot it down is mere propaganda and rubbish," Air Commodore Dele Alonge told AFP.







Posted: at 2-10-2014 10:55 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
- kelvos007 at 2-10-2014 11:12 AM (7 years ago)
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shekau 1 vs 0 Nigerian army.  I knew he was alive, d leader of dat sect will not fall for dat ploy. It will take more dat dat 2 kill him. #ShakinMaHead
Posted: at 2-10-2014 11:12 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Princetutaff at 2-10-2014 11:15 AM (7 years ago)
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who do we believe nw NM or BH?
Posted: at 2-10-2014 11:15 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Abuguru at 2-10-2014 11:16 AM (7 years ago)
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poster d person wey dey ur pix no look lyk shekau na
Posted: at 2-10-2014 11:16 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- winace at 2-10-2014 11:19 AM (7 years ago)
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U lie sponsors. Dat guy is dead. U jt did either a surgery for one fool or dress up a clown to decieve ur foolish mallams like u. Stop taking us for granted. Rubbish
Posted: at 2-10-2014 11:19 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- unite4real at 2-10-2014 11:23 AM (7 years ago)
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poster, i did not know i have been accessing a very wrong blog all these while until today. Serious minded people should not even visit this site at all. i mean, "AT ALL"
Posted: at 2-10-2014 11:23 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- manfred1 at 2-10-2014 11:25 AM (7 years ago)
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SHOW UR SELF
IF U ARE NOT DEAD
THE BOKO HARAM GAME IS OVER
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- EMMYBOSS at 2-10-2014 11:28 AM (7 years ago)
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WHERE IS THE VIDEO?
Posted: at 2-10-2014 11:28 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- allenspike at 2-10-2014 11:32 AM (7 years ago)
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Round 2 Fight
Posted: at 2-10-2014 11:32 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- paulohking at 2-10-2014 11:40 AM (7 years ago)
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are u talking  about the old video he released when "they" first "killed" him or a fresh video Roll EyesRoll EyesRoll Eyes?
Posted: at 2-10-2014 11:40 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- marybenson at 2-10-2014 11:48 AM (7 years ago)
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D 30mins video...were d video if really u watch am poster?naijapals lieing since 250BC...
Posted: at 2-10-2014 11:48 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- odprince at 2-10-2014 11:55 AM (7 years ago)
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no video here poster.....Shekau if dead,the sponsors of boko haram are working now,,,the army should kill all the arrested boko haram members and their sponsors which we knew....
Posted: at 2-10-2014 11:55 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- darlington_iyke at 2-10-2014 12:02 PM (7 years ago)
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Poster....see your face like shekau.....post the video abeg
Posted: at 2-10-2014 12:02 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ken1230 at 2-10-2014 12:12 PM (7 years ago)
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What stopped him from talking within 2 days? Just another lies of Boko Haram ,the Third Shekau is out again and will be dead within 2 weeks from now.
Posted: at 2-10-2014 12:12 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- itemzee at 2-10-2014 12:16 PM (7 years ago)
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Dis man is not Shekau poster, Boko Haram are trying to play a fast one on Ngerian by appointing a new leader dat has a slight resemblance claiming to b Shekau but we wunt fall for it cos we not blind..But dis fool obviously not thesame person dat has been possing as Shekau
Posted: at 2-10-2014 12:16 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Dahsilva at 2-10-2014 12:19 PM (7 years ago)
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Shakau's re-birth.. Amazing
Posted: at 2-10-2014 12:19 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Dahsilva at 2-10-2014 12:20 PM (7 years ago)
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Shekau's re-birth.. Amazing
Posted: at 2-10-2014 12:20 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Dahsilva at 2-10-2014 12:20 PM (7 years ago)
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Shekau's re-birth.. Amazing
Posted: at 2-10-2014 12:20 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Dahsilva at 2-10-2014 12:20 PM (7 years ago)
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Shekau's re-birth.. Amazing
Posted: at 2-10-2014 12:20 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- doronew at 2-10-2014 12:29 PM (7 years ago)
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Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video obtained by AFP on Thursday and said the militants had implemented strict Islamic law in captured towns.
“Here I am, alive. I will only die the day Allah takes my breath,” Shekau said in the 36-minute video, adding that his group was “running our… Islamic caliphate” and administering sharia punishments.
Nigeria’s military said last week that Shekau was dead and that a man who had been posing as the group’s leader in the videos had been shot dead after fighting with troops in the far northeast.

The claim was debunked by several sources monitoring the insurgency in north east Nigeria. It was even further thrashed when the 7 seconds video on the Shekau look-alike went viral on the internet: the captured man who was later killed did not look like the man who normally taunted Nigeria’s leaders and their military in video clips.
The new 36-minute video showed Shekau, in combat fatigues and black rubber boots, standing on the back of a pick-up truck and firing an anti-aircraft gun into the air.
Standing in front of three camouflaged vans and flanked by four heavily armed, masked fighters, he then speaks for 16 minutes in Arabic and the Hausa language widely spoken in northern Nigeria.
There was no indication of where or when the video was shot.
The heavily bearded Shekau, who appeared to be the same as those in previous clips, said the military’s claim that he was dead was propaganda.
“Nothing will kill me until my days are over… I’m still alive. Some people asked you if Shekau has two souls. No, I have one soul, by Allah,” he said, apparently reading from a script.
“It is propaganda that is prevalent. I have one soul. I’m an Islamic student.
“I’m the Islamic student whose seminary you burnt… I’m not dead,” he added, apparently referring to the destruction of the group’s mosque in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, in 2009.
There have been two previous claims by Nigeria’s security forces that Shekau was dead — once in 2009 during unrest in Maiduguri — and again in 2013.
Following each previous claim Boko Haram has issued denials in video messages.
Elsewhere in the new video, the militant leader said the group had implemented strict Islamic law in the towns that it had captured in recent weeks.
“We are running our caliphate, our Islamic caliphate. We follow the Koran… We now practise the injunctions of the Koran in the land of Allah,” he said.
The group also claimed to have shot down a Nigerian air force jet that went missing nearly three weeks ago.
An air force spokesman said the jet was missing.
“For any group to claim they shot it down is mere propaganda and rubbish,” Air Commodore Dele Alonge told AFP.

source: http://www.ralphcrown.com/2014/10/breaking-shekau-appears-in-new-video.html
Posted: at 2-10-2014 12:29 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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