Despite what many Moslem religious leaders have been making Nigerians to believe that the insurgents are not fighting for Islam, Shekau has declared that what he is actually fighting for is to make Nigeria an Islamic country and that he and his group will kill all non Moslems.
Shortly after he released a video claiming responsibility for the abduction of the female students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, Shekau released another video, declaring an outright war against Christians in the country.
He also boasted of being in league with the likes of Afghanistan, Mali, Yemen and Pakistan, whose life ambition is to make the whole world an Islamic country.
This is what Shekau said in the video he released:
This is a war against Christians and democracy and their constitution; we have not started, we will be in Abuja, and in every state in Nigeria.
This war is against Christians, I mean Christians, generally the infidels. Allah says we should finish them when we get them.
I have no time with your trillion. I am working for Allah and will die for it. No one can stop me. You killed Mohammed Yusuf. Are you not saying he is even better than Shekau?
Even if you kill me, other fighters will rise better than me; I am nothing and worthless before Allah who I am working for. You are sitting with Christians and saying we are one, saying there is no difference. We are not one with infidels.
We are friends with Afghanistan, Mali, Yemen and Pakistan, and we are going to wipe out the Christians
Are Christians the people we should play with? It is either you are with us or you are with them, and when we see you, we will harvest your neck with knife.
Who will save Nigerians from these blood suckers?