Despite being declared a global terrorist and a $7million reward placed on him by the United States (US), Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is still talking tough.
And this is coming after in yet another bizarre occurrence, suspected members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram gunned down 44 people praying in a mosque in Borno State last Sunday.
In a new video obtained by Agence France Presse (AFP), Shekau dared US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come for him, saying: “They are no match for me.”
Speaking in Hausa language, Shekau said:
You soldiers have claimed that you are powerful, that we have been defeated, that we are mad people. But how can a mad man successfully coordinate recent attacks in Gamboru, in Malam Fatori, slaughter people in Biu, kill in Gwoza and in Bama, where soldiers fled under our heavy fire power?
We have killed countless soldiers and we are going to kill more. We can now comfortably confront the United States of America.You have not killed Shekau.I’m challenging Obama,” Shekau continued in the video. He also voiced similar challenges to French President Francois Hollande and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“They are no match for me,” he proclaimed.
Shekau had one time urged like-minded Islamists in countries, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq to support the sect’s war towards enthroning an Islamic state in Nigeria.