A video has been obtained by AFP of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau taking responsibility for the Nyanya bomb blast.
In the video, Shekau described the bombing as a “tiny incident”, and warned of many more to come.
“Let the world know that we were responsible for the bombing within Abuja in an area called Nyanya. [President] Jonathan, you are a lame duck. Jonathan, you are now too small for us. We can only deal with your grand masters like Obama the president of America. Even they cannot do anything to us. We are more than them.”
“Yes, we did it. We carried out the attack because you kill Muslims in Plateau. You kill Muslims in every country of the world. Why don’t you global tyrants talk when Muslims are killed in Afghanistan? Why don’t you talk when Muslims were killed in Iraq? And they are still being killed. Why don’t you talk when Muslims are killed in the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, and now Yemen, Mali, Azerbaijan, Shishan, Pakistan?”
“Why were you not complaining when our Muslim brethren were killed in Plateau, their wives were forcefully taken and defiled, and if they give birth, their children were being killed? So because of that tiny incident that happened in Abuja, everybody is out there making an issue out of it across the globe.”
“We want you, Jonathan, to know that we are worshipping only God that is why we are always victorious in all our attacks; stupid fellow like you; if you are that wise, why is it still very difficult for you to locate where we are up till date despite the fact that we are within Nigeria. Look at us we are right within your city; and you don’t even know how to find us. Let me tell you now. I am here very close to you. I dare you to get me, if you can.”
“You cannot do anything. Remember that this is the exactly the fifth year that you boasted that you were going to finish with us in just three months; so we are not bothered with any further boasting that you will make now because what you cannot accomplish in five years, is very difficult to achieve now, never!”
“We will not stop until our aim is achieved; so everyone that calls himself a Muslim should stop obeying the constitution, should leave democracy, should stay away from western education.
“We are the bombers of Nyanya. Yes, we are the bombers. If you really want to know who did it, let me tell you now. It was Shekau that did it.”
“This is me, Abubakar Shekau, whose turban you don’t like seeing, whose armoured shirt you so much hate. This is my usual gun with which I kill. Get more annoyed, because I am still here. Yes, I am the Shekau that does not like Christians, and I don’t like Muslims that relate with Christians.
“We have been commanded by Allah not to associate with infidels because they cannot be trusted until they accept your religion. So you cannot say you are a believer and then you go and follow democracy; we cannot allow you to ridicule the religion of God; never!”
“I am not afraid of death; and I pray that God should let me be killed by an unbeliever so that I can gain His paradise. We don’t love this sinful world of yours; we want to die and go to the presence of Him who created everyone so that we can enjoy ourselves.”
“I don’t care if you call me a liar, a mad man or a stupid person; all I know is that you all are ignorant”.
“We are the ones that carried out the Abuja operation and every other recent attacks. Today whereever you are, if you don’t follow the way of Allah, these calamity will befall you. Jonathan if you don’t repent and follow the path of God, you will find yourself alone before your creator.”
“Yes, I am the dreaded Shekau: the one even Obama fears; not even Obama, even if Pharaoh were alive today he would reckon with me [laughs]. To hell with the United Nations, to hell with Ban Ki Moon; to hell with Obama. Yes we did the bombing in Nyanya, we did it.”