New Boko Haram video threat­ens to kill Buhari

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LAGOS — A new video by Boko Haram threat­ens to kill Nige­ria’s pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari 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 on Wed­nes­day says it was shot on 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. — AP

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