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Nigeria's Boko Haram Leader Threatens Cameroon in Video

Wednesday, 07 Jan 2015 08:33 AM

A man claiming to be Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, threatened Cameroon’s President Paul Biya in a video posted on YouTube.

“If you do not repent than you will see the dire consequences,” the man claiming to be Shekau, dressed in black and firing an AK-47 assault rifle, said in the 18-minute clip, which couldn’t be immediately verified.

Cameroon, which borders Nigeria, has in recent weeks intensified its fightback against Boko Haram’s incursions into its territory. Biya has sent more than 1,000 troops to the frontier to fight the group, which has killed thousands in its attempts to impose Islamic law in Nigeria.

On Jan. 3, Boko Haram captured the headquarters of a multinational military force in the Nigerian town of Baga set up to combat the insurgency. The Nigerian military has repeatedly claimed to have killed Shekau, and in October the authorities said they had agreed a cease-fire with the group. Since then, violence in the north of Africa’s largest economy has continued unabated.

Governors of northeast Nigerian states Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the worst-hit by Boko Haram’s attacks, have asked President Goodluck Jonathan for more troops to fight the rebels, Abdullahi Bego, spokesman for Yobe state Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, said by phone today. Borno and Adamawa states share land borders with Cameroon.


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A man claiming to be Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, threatened Cameroon's President Paul Biya in a video posted on YouTube.
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