Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Islamist group Boko Haram, launched a threat to President Idris Déby following the murder of his fighters during an offensive led by the Chadian leader.
In a 5-minute audio message obtained by The Nation newspaper, Shekau said his fighters would go after President Deby.
According to Abubakar Shekau, it was because of Allah that his fighters killed more than 90 Chadian soldiers in an ambush that led to the declaration of war on the insurgents by President Déby.
“Today is Monday the 6th of the month of Insha Allahu, Shaaban, the Hijirah of the Prophet of Allah, from Mecca to Medina, 1441. We believe that after this introduction we heard some things from Chad from a certain individual named Idriss Déby.
He came out fully dressed with the ambition to fight Islam, that is to say he wants to fight us because we said that we will work for the enthronement of Islam, we are Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad.
Our goal is to follow the precepts of the Koran; our goal is to follow the precepts of the prophet; our goal is to practice Islam as commanded by Allah, “ he said before addressing a strong message to President Deby.
“Idris Déby, I will now address you. I am insha Allahu taalla, Abubakar ibn Mohammed Shekau, the Imam of Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad. I decided to send you this message quickly. Do not think that because you fought battles in ignorance, without following the principles of Islam, and that today, because we said that we would work for Allah, you think that you will triumph over us .
By the way, even Pharaoh was afraid. Idriss Déby, fear Allah, repent and become a Muslim. Be careful, all these fights with weapons, insha’Allah, you will not defeat us. It is because of Allah that we killed your men. We are not enemies of humans, but anyone who is in enmity with Allah is also our enemy. “
Abubakar Shakur also sent a message to his men. “My brothers, take courage and be strong. This kind of thing has happened to a lot of people. They endured and Allah gave them victory. We are always together ; insha Allah we are together. Allah knows the servants who work wholeheartedly and sincerely, and he knows the kind of victory he will give them. Allah will give us victory.
My brothers, be comforted and stand firm; stay in prayer; keep working and may Allah help us and no one will defeat us since we said we will work for Allah.
Idriss Déby, you’re in trouble. Idriss Déby, you’re in trouble; Idriss Déby, you’re in trouble. You made us call you by your name because you are fighting against Allah. People of Chad, stand up. The kind of life you lead is not in accordance with the Qur’an or the hadiths of its prophet, ”he said.