In a newly released video, embattled Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has vowed to renew hostilities in Nigeria once again and extending his fight to the world.
Shekau says he is not ready to fight his Muslim brothers but non-believers and people who Allah has ordained them to fight.
He said he would never recognise Abu Musab Al-Barnawi as the new Boko Haram leader, but expressed his loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Boko Haram affiliate, ISIS.
He said; “I, Abubakar Ash-Shakawy (Shekau), the leader of Jama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, made it a duty for myself to fight Nigeria and the whole world. We have no desire to fight our Muslim brethren. I’m alive by the permission of Allah.
“Let the government of Nigeria and West Africa not celebrate or gloat over the division between us and our brothers….We will shock them with attacks never seen before, in no-distant time.
“They (the Abu Musab group) do nothing but to create division among our people without an iota of contribution to the jihad.
“This is time to fight; it is the time of jihad. We are not killing fellow Muslims. We are not calling Muslims non-believers. We fight and kill those who God has ordered to be fought, those we call non-believers are people so called by God.”