In a new video by the Boko Haram, suspected members of the sect said they were plotting to capture President Muhammadu Buhari.
Boko Haram released video showing thousands of its members and villagers praying in three Eid grounds in Borno and the Lake Chad.
Shekau is conspicuously missing in the video, but group threatened Buhari and insist its members are still in large number and resilient despite the military action that killed many of its members and reclaimed most of the territory under their control.
The video was posted on YouTube Tuesday and the group said it was using it to send out message that it remained a strong force.
The terrorists have lost several territory they once controlled as the Nigerian military continues its onslaught against them.
The group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, did not appear in the video, but the narrator said his deputy, whose name was not mentioned, represented him at the gathering.
In the video, which was recorded in composite to capture two Eid grounds, the group stated its willingness to continue its jihad against the Nigerian state.
The group also called Mr. Buhari an infidel and threatened to capture him.
“This is our eid prayer from us and by the support of our leader Imam Abubakar Al-Shekau. We are extending our greetings to our people and fighters.
“Message to the infidels and the leader of the entire infidels (kafir) who is the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, that he should know we are very strong and doing very good.
“By the will of Allah under the leadership of our leader (Shekau) will capture Buhari with our hands,” the group said.