“I challenge you to attack me.”- Shekau to African leaders

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I am of the belief nobody was in doubt that Boko Haram were behind the events in Baga. Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram’s leader has come out to claim responsibility for the attack.

He claims people were killed “as our Lord instructed us.”

He also went on to taunt leaders of countries surrounding Nigeria and it is worthy of note that Boko Haram struck in Cameroon earlier this week.

“We killed the people of Baga. We indeed killed them, as our Lord instructed us in His Book,” Shekau asserted.

He also issued a challenge to Nigerian and regional forces, saying: “Kings of Africa, you are late. I challenge you to attack me even now. I am ready.”

The video displayed an array of weapons believed to have been taken from a military base in neighbouring Doron Baga.

In the latest reports of fighting, “heavy clashes” were said to have taken place in Bonderi in the far north of Cameroon, near the Nigerian border on Tuesday night.

Suspected Boko Haram militants were believed to have kidnapped dozens of people in a cross-border raid near Mokolo city in Cameroon’s Far North region last Sunday. Some were later freed as Cameroon’s forces pursued the attackers who were fleeing back to Nigeria.

Thousands of Cameroonian troops have been deployed to the north to try to stem the raids and President Idriss Deby of Chad has also sent a contingent of troops.

Meanwhile, officials from Nigeria and its neighbours met in Niger’s capital Niamey on Tuesday to discuss a regional response to Boko Haram.

Sources: BBC & Yahoo

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