Leader of the dreaded Islamic-sect Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau over the weekend released a 19-minutes video, where he threatened to attack the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II.
The threat came against the backdrop of a call made by the Emir that Kano residents and other Nigerians to arm and defend themselves against the terror organisation.
In the video Shekau said his group does not consider Sanusi a true Muslim, and will attack him whenever an opportunity presents itself. Sanusi had back in October at the Kano central Mosque charged the people of Kano to arm and defend themselves against the sect, which is responsible for more than 13,000 deaths.
The militants later launched a deadly assault on the Mosque on Friday, 28 November, detonating multiple bombs and shooting worshippers to death, in which over 100 people died in the attack believed to have been targeted at Sanusi.
Shekau did not claim responsibility for the Mosque attack, but said his group remains prepared to fight and kill anyone who challenges its ideology, and all non-Muslims and “fake” Muslims like the Emir.
“Before I start talking to my brothers who believed in me and the religion of Allah not the religion of democracy, not that of western education, those who believed in the religion of the Quran not that of the constitution and not religion of the Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Jonathan, Obasanjo, Atiku, Babangida, Obama, Bush, Clinton, but the religion of Allah,” he said.
“Now listen to me Emir of Kano. I am talking to you and only you because of your recent utterances. Let me inform you now that you are late, you should know that you are only but the King of Kano, King of Central Bank, King of money, you are only Sanusi Lamido,” he said.
Shekau denounced the Emir’s religion as religion based on constitution, idol worship and homosexuality.
“Our own government is defined as government of the Allah by the Allah and for the Allah not as you define your own government as the government of the people by the people and for the people,” he said.
Shekau said his group will fight local vigilantes and hunters, who have successfully crushed the advances of its fighters in some parts of Nigeria’s northeast.
“Emir of Kano Sanusi you are late, that our triumph is just for a period of time so you said. Even your predecessors who are renowned idol worshipers in Islamic history like ‘Abujahal’ could not succeed fighting Islam. Yes you can say that our success is for a period of time, because you are a king of Bank and a loyal citizen of his country,” Shekau said.
The terrorist leader said his members are ready to be slaughter and kill so they can rest in heaven. Shekau condemned all other Islamic sects in the country, calling them pagans. He said the Izala, Tijjaniyya, Qadiriyya and Shiite Islamic groups are pagans and his group will continue to kill their followers.
He also condemned the government of Saudi Arabia saying they will all perish in hell.