Boko Haram Insurgents Parade Captured Town In New Video (WATCH)

Boko Haram Insurgents Parade Captured Town In New Video (WATCH)

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on November 10, 2014
Boko Haram Borno Sambisa Forest
Nigerian soldiers of the 'Operation Flush' stand in a military camp in Maiduguri capital of Borno state on June 6, 2013. | Quentin Leboucher/AFP/Getty Images

The Islamists terrorists belonging to Boko Haram had on Sunday, November 9, 2014, released a new video where they say is one of their ”captured towns” in Nigeria.

The video obtained by AFP showed the purported head of the sect Abubakar Shekau fully dressed in military apparel and preaching to residents of the captured town.

The residents were seen hailing the insurgents which makes it impossible to know exactly the authenticity of the video.

From his disposition during the message divulged in their local language, it appeared Shekau was reinforcing his claim of creating a a caliphate within Nigeria dismissing the ceasefire claims by the federal government.

From the video, men densely armed with various weapons and dressed in military attire were seen lined along a well-paved road, with three pick-up trucks and the sect’s black crested flags.

Later, an armoured vehicle rolls down the road lined with both fighters and individuals who appear to be residents of the town.

The insurgents had released a series of videos showing similar military hardware, equipment it says was stolen from the Nigerian military, claims which have not been proven yet.

The acclaimed head of the group was seen delivering most of the message indoors while the crowd seated outside listened through speakers.

Excerpts from his message said,“To everyone living in Islamic Caliphate, we convey our greetings,”  especially “brethren” in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Shishan (an Islamist term for Chechnya), Yemen, Somalia and “the Caliphate in Iraq and Syria.”  “We have indeed established an Islamic caliphate.”

The 4.42 minutes video is hosted on YouTube HERE.


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