According to PostNigeria, Abubakar Shekau, the Factional Leader of boko haram, has been seen in a new video, reading the group’s ideology and  the Nigerian national pledge, which he denounced as “shirk”. Shirk in Islam, is the sin of idolatry, or worshiping of anyone or anything besides the singular God.

In a report, Ahmad Salkida, an Investigative Journalist, known to have access to the Leadership of the group, said that Shekau was seen in the video, clutching an AK47 rifle, as he read a prepared speech in Arabic, about the doctrines of the insurgent sect. Sakilda revealed that Shekau appeared to be impaired as he read the speech.

“The Factional Leader of boko haram, that has been weakened by an internal feud that led to the emergence of another Faction, in 2016, and persistent Military campaign by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force, appeared to have impaired eyesight, as he struggled to read his group’s ideology in
Arabic, while intermittently reciting Nigeria’s National pledge in English, which he repeatedly said was an act of Shirk”, the Journalist said.

Salkida stated that the 35-minute speech, “may be targeted at the international jihadi community”. “Shekau may be reaching out for support, according to Analysts, which rival groups in the region enjoy, by clearly highlighting the group’s doctrines”, he said. The Journalist promised to release a “detailed translation” of the video “shortly”.