Sunday, November 3, 2013
Boko Haram Leader In A New Video, Says He Personally Led Damaturu Attacks
as Boko Haram, Imam Abubakar Shekau, on whose head United States place
a $7 million ransom last night appeared in a new video, saying he
personally led recent attacks in Damaturu, Yobe State on October 24th
A military source who watched the new video in Damaturu told
SaharaReporters that, Imam Shekau boasted of overrunning Nigerian
military, explaining that the sect will triumph over military and put
in place Islamic government under Allah's descriptions, despite
Nigeria's government resistance.
Also, Shekau displays a cache of arms including AK47 guns, RPGs and a
large sum of ammunition, he claimed the sect seized from Nigerian
Shekau in the video also disclosed that the Damaturu attack was one of
the sects most successful operations as it killed several Nigerian
He further took a swipe at the government sanctioned "Dialogue and
Amnesty Committee" led by Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Tanimu
Turaki claiming it was a deceitful plot aimed at creating division
within the Boko Haram sect.
He added that they do not know the committee and have had nothing to do with it.
Shekau was silent on the attack on a wedding convoy that left about 30
people dead during the weekend, which was today refuted by 7th
Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri.
This is his third appearance in a video after the military declared
him dead in July.