A new video has been released showing the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau saying the March 28 presidential election will not take place peacefully. The video message, titled “A message to the leaders of the disbelievers” was released yesterday (Tuesday) on Social media and obtained by US based SITE intelligence group, shows Shekau issuing a warning to the Goodluck Jonathan’s government that next month’s elections would be disrupted with violence. Speaking in Hausa Language, Shekau said:
“Allah will not leave you to proceed with these elections even after us, because you are saying that authority is from people to people, which means that people should rule each other, but Allah says that the authority is only to him, only his rule is the one which applies on this land,” he said.
“And finally we say that these elections that you are planning to do, will not happen in peace, even if that costs us our lives.
“You are claiming that we don’t know how to fight, but we forced your forces to flee from their bases and we freed our imprisoned brothers from the prisons that you oppressed them in, only praise be to Allah.”
Nigeria’s presidential election was to be originally held on February 14, but was postponed.