- A new Boko Haram video has emerged showing the leader of the sect
- The leader of the sect who has been rumored dead, says his men were responsible for an attack on a military convoy earlier in June
- Shekau claimed that the sect also abducted some police women
Emerging reports suggest that some policewomen have been abducted by the Boko Haram sect.
This was made known in a new video released by the Boko Haram jihadists.
In the video released through a journalist, Ahmad Salkida, the sect’s leader, Abubakar Shekau spoke for about 10 minutes.
He said several female officers were abducted during Boko Haram attack on a joint police/military convoy near Maiduguri on June 20.
His speech is then followed by scenes of the fierce attack, which took place on the Maiduguri-Damboa road.
In the 17 minutes and 25 seconds video, graphic contents of one of the terror victims are shown, as well as images of another set of victims perhaps about to be beheaded.
Shekau, takes credit for the attack and mocked Nigerian security officials for lying that Boko Haram had been defeated.
“I want to tell you that we are the one that attacked the convoy, here are the vehicles for all to witness, we are the ones that abducted the female police officers. In fact, they are senior female police officers,” Shekau boasted.
“What we did is nothing when compared to our women, children, and friends that have been wiped out or arrested for many years by the Nigerian government. We only abducted them to serve as slaves to us,” he added.
He also declares that the women his group abducted are fewer than 10 in number, and referred to them as “slaves”.
Boko Haram terrorists reportedly killed eight Chadian soldiers during a fierce clash at the weekend.
The incident occurred on islands on Lake Chad, which borders four countries on the edge of the Sahara, Guardian reports. Chad’s army confirmed the incident on Monday, June 26.
Its spokesman, Colonel Azem, disclosed that eight soldiers were killed and another 18 were wounded.
He said: “Our forces attacked Boko Haram elements on five islands near Nigeria on June 24 and 25.”
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According to him, 162 insurgents were also killed by the troops. Chad is part of a five-nation regional force which comprises of Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Benin, collaborating to fight Boko Haram, a sect that has killed thousands of people and rendered millions homeless.
A month ago, the Nigerian army in its fight against terrorism carried out operations around the fringes of Lake Chad.
Thirteen Boko Haram terrorist were killed and 10 others engaged in smuggling of supplies to the terrorists were arrested.
NAIJ.com earlier reported a foiled attack on Double, Cameroon, by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the early hours of Tuesday, May 23.
Two Boko Haram bombers who attacked the city ended up getting killed in their own explosion while another one was shot dead by the army.
Watch this video of how the Nigeria Air Force recently attacked a Boko Haram base: