Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of the Boko Haram insurgents has said in a three minutes video that his group was responsible for the Saturday’s killing of rice farmers in Kwashebe, Zabarmari, in the Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.
He also threatened to deal with those giving information on his group to the military or hand over any of his brethren.
Shekau, who released the video on Tuesday, said his group “killed 78 farmers” because they arrested and handed one of his brothers to the Nigerian Army.
He however warned that those arresting his members and giving out intelligence on the group’s activities to the military would “face the same fate if they did not desist from doing so.”
He said, “The third message is on those who notoriously nab our brethren and hand them to the military or give them a clue on us. You should know that, unless you repent, what happened to your people is awaiting you.”