In a video released on Tuesday, Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for all the attacks which went down in Northern Nigeria, during the festive season.
The video upload comes as a shock to many as the Nigerian government has severally claimed to have neutralized the insurgent group along with it’s leader.
“We are in good health and nothing has happened to us,” Shekau said in the 31-minute video message spoken in the Hausa language.
“Nigerian troops, police and those creating mischief against us can’t do anything against us, and you will gain nothing.
“We carried out the attacks in Maiduguri, in Gamboru, in Damboa. We carried out all these attacks,” he said.
The video then shows footage from a Christmas Day attack on a military checkpoint in Molai village on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
President Muhammadu Buhari stated in his New Year address, that Boko Haram has been “beaten”.