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Former Boko Haram leader issues new threat

13 August 2013, 07:13Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Two weeks after he was reportedly ousted as Boko Haram sect leader, Abubakar Shekau reappeared in a video issuing new threats of terror against the government.

In his normal style of speaking through video message, which was transmitted to media houses, he vowed to fight "infidels" and the federal government until an Islamic country was established.

Speaking from Maiduguri, the bedrock of Boko Haram in the country, Shekau scoffed at reports government had made strides in defeating the terrorists.

"The federal government along with its soldiers and policemen are lying against our members because the killings and destruction of our arms and ammunition are not true, as being claimed by the military authorities in Abuja and other places.

"We are the ones that seized the arms and ammunition from soldiers and policemen. And this is why we will continue to fight the infidels and all other individuals or groups that go against our mission and objectives of establishing an Islamic state," he said.

Shekau also claimed responsibilities for the attacks and killings at Gambouru, Bama, Baga, Gwoza, Mallam Fatori and Monguno in Borno State, and recently, Mamudu in Yobe State.

"Because of the superiority of Boko Haram at the various battlefields in Borno and Yobe states, many soldiers and policemen were dispossessed of their arms and ammunition and forced to run for their lives," he said.

He however dismissed accusations that the group killed children, women, old men and women and disabled people.

"We ere not only fighting the cause of Islam in Nigeria, but the leaders of United States, Germany, France and all other countries in the world that do not rule according to the teachings of Quran," the defiant Shekau said.

- CAJ News


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