Leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau has cried out in a fresh audio, seeking Allah’s help against the continued onslaught by troops of the Nigerian Army.
The 1:22 audio has the Boko Haram leader lamenting and seeking Allah’s protection for him and his group against the sustained firepower of the Nigerian military.
He describes the attacks by the Army troops as a “devilish act” noting that it has caused his group hard times in the Holy month of Ramadan.
He said in Kanuri language: “If it is the devilish act and wickedness [of the Nigerian military], may Allah protect us from their evil. Oh Allah, keep us firm on your religion. We are poor things who know nothing, oh our Lord, Allah.
“We deserted Izala people to practise Your true religion; we abandoned Tijjaniyya people to practise Your true religion; we deserted the Shiites to practise Your true religion; we forsook our parents, uncles and aunties to practise Your true religion.
“It is because of your religion that we placed knife on your servants’ necks; but today, they are trying to change us from one thing to another. Oh Lord, have mercy upon under [the blessings] Ramadhan; Oh Lord, have mercy on under [the blessings] of Ramadhan (crying profusely).
“Oh Allah give us victory over our enemies. Oh brothers, for Allah’s sake, obey Allah and help me with prayers. This does not mean I am angry.
“May Allah keep us firm on the Qur’an. Allah knows best. Peace and blessings be upon the Prophet of Allah and all thanks be to Allah,” Shekau sobbed.
Meanwhile, it will be recalled that Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Yusuf Buratai has relocated to the North East and has vowed to remain there until the terrorist group is defeated.