Attacks On Barracks Is Victory From Allah -- Boko Haram

Date: 27-12-2013 11:01 pm (8 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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- at 27-12-2013 11:01 PM (8 years ago)
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KANO (AFP) – The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists, Abubakar Shekau, has claimed a daring December 20 raid on a military barracks in the restive northeast, in a video obtained by AFP Friday.

The insurgents stormed the barracks in the town of Bama in a convoy of trucks before sunrise, opened fired on the soldiers inside then torched the compound. Several witnesses said the gunmen kidnapped soldiers as well as women and children.

“Our fighters stormed the Bama barracks,” Shekau said, while seated on a mat and flanked by a group of armed men.

Shekau has released a series of videos since taking control of the rebel group more than three years ago. The latest recorded statement was delivered to AFP through the same channel as previous messages.

“This is a victory from Allah,” said the wanted insurgent leader after claiming to have destroyed “21 armoured tanks” and killed “multitudes” in the raid.

The military has not released a death toll from the barracks attack and rescue agencies have largely been barred from working in the northeast since at a state of emergency was declared in the area in May.

According to the defence ministry, more than 50 “terrorists” were killed when ground forces backed by fighter jets pursued the fleeing Islamists after the raid.

Residents told AFP that an unknown number of civilians were killed and four villages destroyed during the military response.

Shekau has been declared a global terrorist by the United States, which put a $7 million (5.1 million euros) bounty on his head. Nigeria has separately offered 50 million naira ($300,000) for information leading to his capture or death.

In the video, Shekau appeared to mock the notion that one of his loyalists would betray him in exchange for a reward.

“What is 50 million naira? We do not worship money. As for those who are in our midst, Allah has taken care of them,” he said.

The Bama attack was the second major strike on the military in the northeast this month and was seen as a reminder that more than seven months into a military offensive aimed at crushing the insurgency, Boko Haram remains capable of striking high profile targets.

The group’s four-year insurgency, which seeks to create an Islamic state in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north, has killed thousands.

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Posted: at 27-12-2013 11:01 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- EmekaBlue at 28-12-2013 01:35 AM (8 years ago)
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I believe dat guy is dead joor..where is d video! He also died mercilessly so watz d phyukin victory
Posted: at 28-12-2013 01:35 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- emekaeneh at 28-12-2013 01:59 AM (8 years ago)
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one day name one day
eneh say so via Nokia 3310   
Posted: at 28-12-2013 01:59 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kunny001 at 28-12-2013 02:03 AM (8 years ago)
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Emekablue! Which video r u asking for?  Did d JTF release any video wen we we're told d idiot was kill?
Posted: at 28-12-2013 02:03 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- EmekaBlue at 28-12-2013 02:32 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: Kunny001 on 28-12-2013 02:03 AM
Emekablue! Which video r u asking for?  Did d JTF release any video wen we we're told d idiot was kill?
His latest video to prove he is alive
Posted: at 28-12-2013 02:32 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nnamen at 28-12-2013 05:11 AM (8 years ago)
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nigeria rise up pls... wake up jonathan..obama killed osama in another country, and here is this beast in nigeria and yet they cant be captured... which way nigeria..
Posted: at 28-12-2013 05:11 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- henryjoe2 at 28-12-2013 06:01 AM (8 years ago)
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i pray that God will help us in dis world if there is noting we can du for our self .God help us ooooooo
Posted: at 28-12-2013 06:01 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- Wysetots at 28-12-2013 06:14 AM (8 years ago)
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I really don't get how violence pleases their god.
I don't get it.........you profess peace....yet nothing peaceable can be seen in your actions.

Hypocrites !!!!!!
Posted: at 28-12-2013 06:14 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 28-12-2013 06:55 AM (8 years ago)
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BRB
Posted: at 28-12-2013 06:55 AM (8 years ago) | Grande Master
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- dickman2 at 28-12-2013 07:23 AM (8 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 28-12-2013 07:23 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- waffibabe at 28-12-2013 07:28 AM (8 years ago)
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so killing womem and children is a victory from ur f.cking allah. u wil perish in hell wit mohamend
Posted: at 28-12-2013 07:28 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 28-12-2013 07:37 AM (8 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 28-12-2013 07:37 AM (8 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Kechywillz at 28-12-2013 08:33 AM (8 years ago)
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the idiot will one day be apprehended

Posted: at 28-12-2013 08:33 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- douyes at 28-12-2013 08:47 AM (8 years ago)
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shutup idiot kidnappin women and children is not victory bt cowardis u re not even from nigeria y borderin us go to ur stupid country n do ur havoc yet if u claim victory come out and walk on the street of maidugri we will knw if u av win order wise shutup.
Posted: at 28-12-2013 08:47 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- gmarley at 28-12-2013 09:07 AM (8 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 28-12-2013 09:07 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osamabinladin at 28-12-2013 09:20 AM (8 years ago)
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 Sad
Posted: at 28-12-2013 09:20 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Princess4God at 28-12-2013 09:31 AM (8 years ago)
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God help us
Posted: at 28-12-2013 09:31 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- cornelus at 28-12-2013 10:15 AM (8 years ago)
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You can never hear any coment about this topics from many Idiots we have here on Np'''
Posted: at 28-12-2013 10:15 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- cornelus at 28-12-2013 10:22 AM (8 years ago)
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Killing women and children is a victory for your allah,,, na woah oo, I no knw weda na carpenter construct dis useless people brian..
Posted: at 28-12-2013 10:22 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 28-12-2013 10:34 AM (8 years ago)
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Weak government, mtcheeew
Posted: at 28-12-2013 10:34 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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