A video has surfaced online purportedly claiming the Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau was not injured as stated by the Nigerian Military.
According to the man in the video addressed to "tyrants of Nigeria in particular and the west of Africa in general"; "You broadcast the news and published it in your media outlets that you injured me and killed me and here I am,"
"I will not get killed until my time comes," he added in the 40-minute video posted on YouTube and delivered in Arabic and Hausa.
Meanwhile the Military has reacted to the video by issuing the following statement signed by Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. S.K Usman.
The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip released by the so-called Abubakar Shekau faction of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists group this morning. In it, the purported leader of the group in his usual insane manner made all sorts of assertions to the point of threatening various towns, groups and individuals. He also tried albeit failingly to deny the air raid by the Nigerian Air Force in which he was wounded.