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New Boko Haram video threatens to kill Nigeria’s president

A new video by Boko Haram threatens to kill Nigeria's president and army chief and warns of further destruction, though the Islamic extremists have not mounted a major attack in Nigeria in months.

By: | Lagos | Published: September 15, 2016 8:52 AM
A preacher in the video says Boko Haram is "even stronger now" and "will destroy what we never destroyed before," according to a translation from the Hausa by Premium Times newspaper. (Reuters) A preacher in the video says Boko Haram is “even stronger now” and “will destroy what we never destroyed before,” according to a translation from the Hausa by Premium Times newspaper. (Reuters)

A new video by Boko Haram threatens to kill Nigeria’s president and army chief and warns of further destruction, though the Islamic extremists have not mounted a major attack in Nigeria in months.

A preacher in the video says Boko Haram is “even stronger now” and “will destroy what we never destroyed before,” according to a translation from the Hausa by Premium Times newspaper.

The video posted on YouTube yesterday says it was shot Monday in Nigeria’s northeastern Sambisa Forest at prayers marking Eid al-Adha festival. It shows scores of worshipping men, many armed, in a mosque and at an outdoor ceremony.

Boko Haram is in the midst of a power struggle and the video declares allegiance to long-time leader Abubakar Shekau. The 7-year uprising has killed more than 20,000 people.

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