A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau. Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video obtained by AFP on October 2
Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly reappeared in a new video saying his sect will take over the whole of Africa.
He claimed responsibility over the recent bombings in Northeast after President Muhammadu Buhari returned from medical leave abroad.
The last attack in Maiduguri on Wednesday saw four suicide bombers and two other persons killed.
Shekau also denied reports that most of his members have been killed. Shekau released a 27-minute video in which he spoke for about 20 minutes in Hausa and Kanuri, criticising the countries in the Lake Chad area fighting the group under the Multinational Joint Task Force.
The Boko Haram leader reportedly described as a lie the claim by Cameroon which reportedly announced on Wednesday that its soldiers killed about 60 Boko Haram fighters and arrested scores of others, while freeing about 5000 hostages.
He insisted that his so-called caliphate was ‘running smoothly’.
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