Leader of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in a new video, days after the military said it has completely defeated the group.
Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, had made the claim last weekend.
He disclosed that hundreds of insurgents surrendered, several others fled their enclave, while over 100 civilians were rescued.
However, in a new footage, Shekau threatened more violence in the region, insisting that his men were still in Sambisa, if not, “where are the police wives that ‘are being arrested by us’”.
Ahmad Sakilda, a journalist known for his coverage of the sect, also confirmed the new video on Twitter.
“Abubakar Shekau looks and sounded weary in his latest video, but is he really the trouble now? The insurgency has developed beyond his reach.
“No doubt, #ISWAP is the future of the insurgency that we all have to contend with in the upcoming years,” he tweeted.