Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has vowed to disrupt the upcoming general elections in Nigeria, according to a video recording released on late Tuesday in which he rejects the principles of democracy and says the elections will “not happen in peace, even if that cost us our lives.”
It is Titled “MESSAGE TO THE LEADERS OF THE DISBELIEVERS”
The video shows the group’s leader talking for just under 12 minutes.
“Finally, we say that these elections that you are planning to do, will not happen in peace, even if that cost us our lives,” Shekau said. “Allah will not leave you to proceed with these elections even after us, because you are saying that authority is from people to people, which means that people should rule each other, but Allah says that the authority is only to him, only his rule is the one who applies on this land.”
After two suicide attacks in the northeast blamed on the Islamists killed 38 people.
“This is the first video released by the group on Twitter, a sign of its changing media tactics.