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Video Showing Boko Haram Fighters Celebrating Sallah Surfaces Online

Valentine Chinyem



A video of members of the Boko Haram sect, celebrating Sallah in Sambisa forest has surfaced online.

The video showed the insurgents offering prayers to their God, with guards wielding rifles around them; three insurgents could be heard thanking their God for a successful Ramadan.

One of the insurgents was heard saying that God is more than any individual.

“We are the member of the jihad and our leader is Abu Mohammad… Abubakar Ishak – We thank Allah for the fasting and for all our brothers out there,” he said.

“Infidels are in trouble. Thank Allah the fasting is over and Allah pass everybody,” another insurgent said. We want the world to know that we are alive and happy to witnessed the festive occasion.

“We want our enemies to know that we are celebrating Sallah in Sambisa and we shall continue to wage war until we score victory against the infidels.”

The five minutes, 17 seconds video, had over 100 fighters praying and offering supplications to God.

This is coming following the death 20 persons, including children, who were killed by suicide bombers in an attack in Damboa local government area of Borno state.

Meanwhile, the military has succeeded in taken back most part of Borno State previously under the occupation of the sect, and have intensified effort to limit the attacks of the group in the country.