We are responsible for attacks – Boko Haram’s Shekau speaks again

Abubakar Shekau, one of the leader of two factions of jihadist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility of the renewed terrorist attacks in northeast Nigeria in a video message obtained by AFP on Friday.

We are responsible for attacks - Boko Haram’s Shekau speaks again lailasnews


Abubakar Shekau in the video message, claimed his fighters were responsible for a raid on the military on Monday in Kumshe village, near the Cameroon border, and other attacks in recent days.

“We are responsible for attacks such as those in Kumshe, Gulumba, and other villages where attacks are being carried out in recent days, with the help of Allah,” he said in the eight-minute recording — his first public utterances since July.

Recall that Boko Haram split into two — Shekau’s faction and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) — in mid-2016 over ideological differences. While Shekau pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the Middle Eastern group gave its formal backing only to ISWAP

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Though ISWAP disagreed with Shekau’s indiscriminate use of violence against civilians and vowed to only hit “hard” military or government targets, however the recent execution of two civilian aid workers and the alleged killing of ISWAP’s de facto leader, Mamman Nur, has prompted speculation about a takeover by hardliners, and a possible reconciliation with Shekau’s faction

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  1. Killings everywhere because of you people, you kill human beings as if they are chicken. Well your reward will be in full, continue

  2. Federal government has now turn to bokoharam’s source of income. Anytime you people need money you just come out and start ranting rubish

  3. I would What he gains in killing innocent people . They had brain washed most of their suicide bombers brain about getting into heaven , if it’s that easy to get in heaven . He would have probably being the first to carry out the mission

  4. This attack is getting out of hand and I wonder if you are happy with yourself for always killing a fellow human, God is watching.

  5. We have this kind if problems and the government is. Busy looking for Nnamdi Kanu please this book rubbish has lingered for too long

  6. Spreading innocent blood what value those it add onto ur lives. The blood of the innocent will continue to cry for justice.

  7. Hmmm dude,is only God that will judge you with all your evil doing. So killing innocent people is what you should be proud of Abi I think you are insane.

  8. Boast all you can in your evil deeds, there’s one that snap life out of you without weapons. God’s wrath from you and your agents including your sponsors. You will feed on yourself soon

  9. I don’t know what the government is doing about this and I don’t know how many years it will take them to bring this demon down . Mr man God the almighty will caught up with you one day. Your cup will soon be over

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