Leader of an outlawed Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau has sought Allah’s support against a sustained bombardment of his rag tag fighters by Nigerian soldiers, led by General Tukur Yusuf Buratai.
The soldiers have so far mowed down 134 terrorists and arrested 16 informants.
In a new 82 second audio, monitored by DAILY NIGERIAN, Shekau was quoted as seeking the protection of Allah against the firepower of the Nigerian military.
The Boko Haram leader, who spoke in Kanuri language said: “If it is the devilish act and wickedness (of the Nigerian military), may Allah protect us from their evil.
“Oh Allah, keep us firm on your religion.
“We are poor things who know nothing, oh our Lord, Allah.
“We deserted Izala people to practice Your true religion; we abandoned Tijjaniyya people to practice Your true religion; we deserted the Shiites to practice Your true religion; we forsook our parents, uncles, and aunties to practice Your true religion.
“It is because of your religion that we placed knife on Your servants’ necks, but today, they are trying to change us from one thing to another.
“Oh Lord, have mercy upon under (the blessings) Ramadhan; Oh Lord, have mercy on under (the blessings) of Ramadhan (crying profusely).
“Oh Allah give us victory over our enemies. “Oh brothers, for Allah’s sake, obey Allah and help me with prayers.
“This does not mean I am angry. “May Allah keep us firm on the Qur’an.
“Allah knows best.
“Peace and blessings be upon the Prophet of Allah and all thanks be to Allah.”