Boko Haram Leader Shekau Mentally Ill – Army

The Nigerian Army has described the embattled leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, as mentally ill following the release of the latest video in which the terror group leader denied claims made by the army that he was seriously injured.

“The video has shown beyond all reasonable doubt the earlier suspicion that the purported factional terrorist group leader is mentally sick and unstable,” the spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said in a statement on Sunday.

“The ranting is also another sign that the end is near for him which is part of the signs of all wicked people.”

Usman insisted that Shekau was indeed wounded in an air strike in August and the troops in the northeast were doing enough to check the activities of the terror group.

Nigerian authorities have reported him dead several times before, but the army’s latest claim was bolstered when Boko Haram — which pledged allegiance last year to the Islamic State (IS) group — released a video on September 13 without Shekau in it.

However, in the video released Sunday, Shekau points to a date on an Islamic calendar corresponding to September 25, 2016.

Speaking in Hausa, Arabic and English and in dialects spoken in northeast Nigeria, he appears to be in good physical health.

He uses the video to issue threats against President Muhammadu Buhari, who appealed to the United Nations this week for help in negotiating the release of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants more than two years ago.

“If you want your girls, bring back our brethren,” Shekau said.

But Usman said Nigerian Army was intent on clearing “the remnants of the terrorists and rescue all persons held hostage by them especially the abducted Chibok Secondary School girls.”

Woman kidnapped and Raped for Nine Months Says her Kidnapper’s Desires Were Fuelled By Porn

Elizabeth Smart, a child rape victim who suffered a horrific nine month campaign of sexual abuse at the hands of her demented kidnapper, has come out publicly to speak about her ordeal with the kidnapper.

Miss Smart who was just 14 when she was snatched from her home in Utah in the USA said the kidnapper/rapist was driven by hardcore pornography which led him to rape her continuously, he also forced her to watch. She also believes that his passion for porn led him to snatch her.

Speaking about her horrific ordeal in an anti-porn campaign video Elizabeth, now 28, said her kidnapper, Brian Mitchell’s passion for porn made things worse for her.

She added that when he watched the videos it “just led to him raping me more”.

Ms Smart was kidnapped by demented Mitchell at the age of 14 when he and his wife Wanda Barzee broke into her home in Utah, USA, and snatched her from her room.
She was then repeatedly raped over a nine month period and was forced to watch sexually explicit films.
Smart has now argued that Mitchell, who was 57, was fuelled by his passion for porn when meted out the horrific abuse.

She said:

“All I know is that pornography made my living hell worse, It just led to him raping me more, more than he already did, which was a lot.

“Looking at pornography wasn’t enough for him. Having sex with his wife after looking at pornography, it wasn’t enough for him. And then it led him to finally going out and kidnapping me. He just always wanted more. I can’t say that he would not have gone out and kidnapped me had he not looked at pornography.”

Ms Smart’s horrific ordeal came to end when a biker alerted police after spotting Mitchell travelling with two people in Utah.

Mitchell is now serving a life sentence for the abuse, his mentally unstable wife Wanda Barzee was sentenced to 15 years for aggravated kidnapping.
The pair were both initially ruled unfit to go on trial because of their mental health.

Mitchell’s defence team argued he was not guilty by reason of insanity. Barzee pleaded guilty.