The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakau Shekau has just appeared in a new video, dismissing the claims by both Nigeria and Cameroon that he was killed in battle.
He said in this new video: “Here I’am alive. I will only die the day Allah takes my breath.” He also mentioned that the group was running their “Islamic Caliphate” and administering punishments by Sharia Law.
“Nothing will kill me until my days are over….I’am alive.”
The video was received by the French news agency Agence France-Presse on Thursday.
More to follow: Translation of video in English will come when available.