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Monday, 25 August 2014

Boko Haram Releases Video that Shows Massacre of Prisoners

The rebel leader of Boko Haram made the statement during a horrifying video which shows soldiers shooting a group of prisoners on the floor Earlier on today, I told you all about Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram’s leader, declaring an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza town, a town seized by the extremist militants earlier this month. Abubakar had released a video today, obtained by AFP, in which he made the declaration. Turns out that Abubakar made the declarationalongside a footage of prisoners being shot while on the floor. The prisoners were told to lie in a ditch before assault rifles were aimed at their heads.

Abubakar haddeclared that Gwoza, in Borno State, now has ‘nothing to do with Nigeria’ and said ‘by the grace of Allah’ they will not be leaving the town. A claim DHQ has dismissed as empty. 
Abubakar Shekau, the terrorist behind the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls four months ago, said the town of Gwoza now has ‘nothing to do with Nigeria’ while declaring a caliphate in the north of the country
The footage shows them lying helplessly in a ditch before the assault rifles are aimed at their heads
Shekau, who has been branded a global terrorist by the United States, stands alongside two masked rebels as he reads the declaration from a script
During the 52-minute video, the camera pans to a heavy duty machine gun installed on the back of a truck 
A rebel is also shown riding around on the back of the vehicle as it travels through fields outside Gwoza – a month after it was captured by members of Boko Haram
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