Boko Haram: It’s A Religious War; We Are Fighting Jonathan, We Are Fighting Christians – Shekau

The leader of the outlawed Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau Friday said that their battle was against President Goodluck Jonathan and the rest of his Christian brethren.

He further warned that Nigerians should be under no illusion that the sect was not fighting a religious war in total submission to the will of God and would have eaten humans if they were given divine instruction.
In a message sent to e-mail of some selected journalists, Shekau said the sect had never done anything against the will of God which was responsible for series of victories recorded against the Nigerian state and its agencies.
The notorious sect leader equally said it was God that has continued to give them the booty of their enemies, which the sect has continued to loot without restraint and enjoyed.
In the translated video recording, he said: “This is to show our Muslim brethren that victory comes from Allah. This is just a tip of the ice berg regarding the booty Allah has blessed us with, the booty which took our brothers day and night to cart away.
“Our fighters stormed Bama (military) barracks. Allah threw them (troops) into confusion through some servants of Allah who dedicated themselves to Allah. Allah finished them. They bragged, they said whatever pleased them to the extent of claiming they have cleansed Bama, now that they have sticks-wielding vigilantes. Even Jonathan praised them, saying Bama are steadfast.”
“It is in the same Bama that our brothers pulverized 21 armoured tanks. People in multitudes were killed, bodies scattered all over and the sight would astonish any onlooker. Soldiers hid under blankets in their rooms and our fighters pursued them and blew out their brains.”
Shekau added that: “Had Allah allowed us to eat them we would have eaten them but we are not cannibals because we are not spirits or animals. As for killing, we will kill (for) Allah, if he says we should decapitate, we should amputate the limbs, we should mutilate.”
Shekau while boasting of the title, “Victory for Allah”, said the recent destruction of Damaturu, Maiduguri and later Bama were victories from Allah, insisting that the victories were beyond human comprehension and the sect members were surprised, said: “We were amazed by the victory in Damaturu, then a greater victory was achieved in Maiduguri and now Bama operation is better than Maiduguri. And tomorrow we will go to….”
The terror leader asked his members to be thankful to God on the recent victories of the group, insisting that: “They try to brainwash the people that we are fighting an ethnic war. No, we are fighting a religious war, we are fighting Jonathan, we are fighting Christians.”
He said those that ran out of luck may meet their Waterloo in the couple of days left in the year as the group was set to be on the prowl for Christians. He said: “If you are not lucky you will not celebrate this your December. If you are not lucky this December you will not go to your churches or you will celebrate it in fear.”
The terrorists who perhaps agreed that some of his members might have been killed by him to instil fear and discipline, said: “This is a bounty placed on me (brandishing a flyer with his picture), that whoever finds me, finds me and takes to Jonathan, will be given N50 million.
“What is N50 million. Do you know what we are doing? Your armoured tank is worth more than N50 million and we burnt it. Haven’t we burnt your aircraft? What is N50 million. We do not worship money. As for he who is in our midst for money, Allah has taken care of him. Hypocrites who lived with the Prophet could not harm him. You can’t in anyway harm me.”
He also said with all the bounty he was hiding by God from his traducers, noting, “Even America has placed $7 million ransom (on my head) if you arrest and take me. But it is difficult indeed.
“The way you hide Jonathan in Aso Rock and hide Obama in White House, so does Allah hide me under His protection. You are with Jonathan and Obama while I am with Allah. Let’s play then,” Shekau said.

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