Abu Musad Al-Barnawi, factional leader of Boko Haram, has said the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of the insurgent group will be defeated by the Nigerian military.
Al-Barnawi, who made the prediction in a video uploaded to YouTube, said Shekau had gone against the objectives of the insurgent group.
Al-Barnawi, son of founder of the Boko Haram sect, Mohammed Yusuf, was a year ago named leader of the sect by the Islamic State, IS, an affiliate of Boko Haram.
“Muhammad Yusuf and the rest of the Mujahiddeen (Commanders) have sacrificed their lives leaving people like Shekau with violent quotes of the Holy Qur’an and refused to take advice or other people opinions,” he said in the video.
“How can you succeed against the Nigerian government (infidel), when you indiscriminately attack innocent people, ordinary Muslims without sufficient grounding. How can you succeed when you kill orphans?
“Apart from the wanton killing and destruction of human lives, Shekau also sees anyone who doesn’t agree with his ideology as Kufur which literary means an act of infidelity.”
He said Boko Haram was created by Muhammad Yusuf for the purpose of propagating good teachings and practice of Islam but has now become an avenue for perpetrating all forms of criminality.