Boko Haram Leader Shekau Appears In New Video Threatens To Attack US


Abubakar Shekau in one of his infamous videos. The Army said he may have been killed in July, now the Americans concur.
Abubakar Shekau in one of his infamous videos. The Army said he may have been killed in July, now the Americans concur.

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of terrorist Islamist sect, Boko Haram, has appeared in a new video and claimed responsibility for recent daring attacks that rocked military bases in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and one of the hot beds of the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009.
In the approximately 40-minute video, which was distributed to select journalists in Maiduguri, Mr. Shekau vowed to take further attacks to the doorsteps of the United States of America, as he spoke in Hausa, Arabic and slightly in Kanuri.

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In the video, the Islamist militant said, “Allah has blessed us with successful attacks in Maiduguri, which is a city known in past years as Bornu. It is not a surprise but the work of Allah and more will come.

“Allah gave us successful operations in the city. Three of our fighters carried out suicide bombings, three died in the course of our fight and one from our bullet attacks, not [from that of Nigerian soldiers] as they claimed.”

In the video, Mr. Shekau condemned Americans and vowed to take the attacks to their doorsteps. He said,“You stupid Americans, there is nothing you can do. You are saying that you will team up with Nigerian troops to finish us. You are liars that could not achieve that when we were holding sticks. And now we are marching into military formations.

“Our operation is beyond what you know and think, it is beyond Nigeria and Maiduguri, rather it is for the whole world and we will get to you by the power of Allah.”

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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