This was contained in an audio posted by Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have the knowledge of the different factions Boko Haram.
Seaking in Hausa language, Shekau said it is Buhari’s evil deeds that birthed the coronavirus pandemic. He said:
“Buhari said because there’s no Hajj, Papa Roma could only celebrate Easter with 10 people, therefore we have to stop our people from moving for their own good. It’s evil to lock down people.
“The evil you do is what brought this, stop blaming anything, whatever this is, may God protect us.”
The Boko Haram leader also said that his members are immune to the virus. He said:
“We pray five times a day, we pray Jummu’a, we sleep with our families, we hug, we shake hands, we are fine, fine fine.
“We have anti-virus while you are infected with the coronavirus, we have anti-coronavirus; it is the Allah we worship. We pray, we slash fornicators, we cut hands (meaning punishment for thieves).”
In the 2 minutes audio, Shekau also took a dig at the President of United States, Donald Trump and two presidents in the Lake Chad region over the spread of coronavirus.
“In the times of infidels like Trump, Idris Derby with the goat eye, Buhari, Muhammad Issoufu, the dog of the hands of France. Children of pigs and monkeys. If you don’t repent you will be finished.
“Just look at it, they stopped you from Umrah and Hajj, even the fasting they are telling you that corona season needs a lot of drinking water.
“We know that we stay at places where we won’t get infected, (referring to Sambisa Forest), even though we don’t get the right information about this.
“It is just a calamity befalling the people. I want to enlighten the world, even though they are blocking our information, God still has ways of delivering it.
“You only hear of Corona, but you are telling Muslims not to pray and you close mosques”.
According to Worldometer, there have been 1,990,979 confirmed cases of the coronavirus globally, 125,934 deaths and 466,997 recoveries.