The Nigerian Army has described the controversial factional leader of Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, as a mentally sick and unstable person whose end is near, despite issuing threats in his latest video.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Sunday, said that the video clip is a mere propaganda and a sign of desperation for a man who was reported to have been “fatally wounded” in a military air strike.
“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,” Usman stated.
He said that “the video has shown beyond all reasonable doubt the earlier suspicion that the purported factional terrorists group leader is mentally sick and unstable”.
According to him, “The ranting is also another sign that the end is near for him which is part of the signs of all wicked people”.