10/14/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Just yesterday, the longtime leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau released a message restating the group is committed to its cause and will not stop fighting. He was responding to recent comments by the Borno State governor about the new amnesty referred to as the safe corridor program. This allows members of the terror groups to recant and receive rehabilitation training without penalties for their actions.
Shekau used the video as a way to say that Boko Haram has never forced anyone to join them and that they are still dedicated to creating an Islamic Caliphate. He went on to say “I want to tell the governor that we are not tired yet. We have not even started. It is our wish to die fighting. We are on top of our game and by the grace of God we are going die doing this. We are still here.”
This faction of Boko Haram has lost some of its strength over the years. They tend to be the more brutal and less precise of the two sects when attacking. They often use improvised explosive devises, suicide bombers and are known to go after anyone who does not follow their strict form of Islam. This reassurance may be a last ditch effort for the lesser of the two groups to show some validity and get some publicity as the ISWAP faction takes more and more control. Please pray that those who have joined this group realize their sin and repent from it.
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