Boko Haram terror group has released a fresh video in Hausa and French languages targeting Cameroon and mocking its special forces, and promising to behead the country’s President Paul Biya.
“I would behead you Paul Biya, it’s me that would behead you with the left hand, be ready,” a Boko Haram commander says in French displaying Mr. Biya’s picture in a news magazine, in a chilling video that also warned residents of other parts of Cameroon that the killers were on their way.
The man slams the magazine onto the ground and crushes Mr. Biya’s face with his leg, saying “I would behead you, imbecile, sluggard!”.
The word sluggard means a person who is habitually inactive or lazy. Mr. Biya spends months abroad and at over 80 years old, he has never visited Cameroon’s far north since Boko Haram has been wrecking havoc and killing many of his countrymen in three years.
The video is about six minutes and thirty seconds long and shows intense shooting by the ruthless terrorists presumably in Nigeria.
In the video with French language, the first of its kind, a man tells residents of Maroua, Cameroon’s far north capital, and those in the northern region capital of Garoua, and Ngaoundere that they were coming for them.
He shows shoes and helmets and other military items reportedly belonging to Cameroonian soldiers and says they were abandoned by the troops terribly afraid of the terrorists.
“These are their shoes they left behind, these are their helmets they left behind, these are their mats for prayers they left behind. They are fighting God and praying again? I do not understand why you’re still praying?” the Boko Haram terrorist is heard saying in French.
“We are ready to arrive. We are on our way to Maroua, Garoua and Ngaoundere,” the man says, naming three capital in northern Cameroon.
“We are on our way to Ebolowa, Yaounde, we will arrive in God’s name,” he says mentioning the capital of President Paul Biya’s region in the South and the country’s capital itself in Yaounde.
The man shows identity cards belonging to Cameroonian citizens. One of the identity cards he displays to the camera he says belongs the minister of defence.
He said he would behead Cameroonian President Paul Biya with the left hand, and calls him the bigger Christian. Mr. Biya is a catholic who often goes to church in Yaounde.
At least 150 Cameroonian soldiers and policemen have been killed by Boko Haram while about 2000 civilians have been massacred there since 2014 in over 500 attacks, including more than 50 suicide bombings. Sixty other suicide attacks were not successful and killed no one else but mainly the attackers themselves.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and thousands of boys and girls have been kidnapped and never seen again.
In Nigeria, more than 25, 000 people have been murdered by members of Boko Haram President Muhammadu Buhari has branded the “godless, mindless” militants.
At least 2.5 million civilians remain displaced in Borno and Adamawa states in Nigeria and the Chibok girls abducted in 2014 remain missing till date, although about 21 of them have been found out of 276.
In the latest video in Hausa language, the sect seems to focus again on Cameroon although it shows shootings reportedly in Nigeria.
President Buhari declared in December that Boko Haram had been decimated and the remaining fighters were on the run. But recent incidents, including the killings of many soldiers since that high profile declaration, show that the sect that pledged allegiance to ISIS in March 2015 is far from being defeated, rather, it seems to be emboldened in recent months and has been modelling its barbarism after the Middle East killers.