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Shekau taunts Obama, claims recent killings  print

Published on August 13, 2013 by   ·   39 Comments

Abubakar Shekau, the elusive leader of the deadly Islamic sect, Boko Haram, has claimed a series of recent deadly attacks on security forces in the northeast and insisted that he was in “good health” despite the offensive.

A new video released Monday contained what Shekau claimed was footage of Boko Haram gunmen opening fire on the military in the town of Bama, using heavy weapons mounted on flat-bed trucks.

Shekau also referred to fighting in the towns Baga and Gamboru Ngala near the border with Cameroon.

The Boko Haram leader has been declared a global terrorist by the United States, which in March put a $7 million (5.3 million euros) bounty on his head.

“I’m challenging Obama,” Shekau said in the video. He voiced similar challenges to French President Francois Hollande and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“They are no match for me,” he proclaimed.

Boko Haram gunmen are believed to have also launched the latest attack on Sunday against worshippers in Konduga, a Borno village, killing 44 people.

The Boko Haram men were also believed to have launched another attack in a nearby village killing 12 people.

The attacks at the weekend were believed to be in revenge over citizen vigilante groups formed to help the military battle Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, which has been waging an insurgency since 2009.

“Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram members entered the mosque and opened fire on Muslim worshippers, killing 44,” a senior government official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak publicly of the attack in Konduga on Sunday.

“We believe the attack was not unconnected with the cooperation residents are giving to security operatives in identifying and arresting Boko Haram members in their midst.”

A local official said suspected Boko Haram members also raided Ngom village in the nearby Mafa district and shot dead 12 people on Saturday night.

“Boko Haram members came into Ngom village … and shot dead 12 people on Saturday night,” the official said, also on condition of anonymity. He said they were shot at their homes.

Some residents spoke of the attackers in Konduga arriving wearing army camouflage, a tactic they have used in the past to disguise themselves, though those details had not been officially confirmed.

The violence came as Nigeria’s military pursues an offensive in the country’s northeast aimed at ending the insurgency, with a state of emergency declared in the region in May.

In recent weeks, the military has encouraged the formation of vigilante groups to help authorities locate and arrest members of Boko Haram.

The vigilante groups have been credited with reducing the number of attacks, but some have warned that the situation could spiral out of control and lead to further violence.

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39 Comments for “Shekau taunts Obama, claims recent killings”

  1. I know that Jesus will take control of everything very soo.

  2. Listen very careful u so called boko haram leaders such as Buhari, atiku and Abubakar Shekau…..U will die very soon becaise no one try JESUS IN BATTLE AND NOT BE DEFECTED……GOD OF ISRAELITE will defect u in JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN !!!!!!!!!………………u ‘ll soon be smoke out from the dung hide…………U will die soon ……..I will kill u all boko haram….sons and daugthers of devil….u are like your father satan…..hell is for u all lslamic and foolish religion of voilence……..Michael Abidjan…….I’m watching if christians will allow the boko haram to rule them again in 2015……..open your eyes christians and follow all your spiritual mentors in the LORD JESUS CHRIST….JESUS will reign in NIGERIA….AMEN MICHAEL ABIDJAN

    • Y.M. Tukur

      You bloody fool Gej ana CAN are the sponsor of BH

    • dis comment is definitely 4rm a patient in a mental home.

    • Ahmed

      Micheal u have 4goten 2 include ur father’s name among the names u mention,ur ugly father suppose to be mentioned 1st b4 Buhari & Atiku. Ur irresponbible father who is presently in hell can’t equate himself with the likes Buhari & CO. And weda u like it or not,Buhari is our next president. Cow

      • Stephen

        My brothers & sisters pls let us come together & prayeful over this boko haram issue,is not the matter of abusing urself, johuver almighty is seeing everything & is going to make this country good in jesus name amen.

  3. paul

    Provided the war is been fought within Mosques I have no problem with it and my prayer is God should give the useless NORTHERNERS Muslims the power of destruction to enable them kill themselves 100%.

    If the fight is now within the mosques I advised the president recall all the solders and let’s watch them from afar.

    Enemy to my enemies are my friends so goodluck to boko haram.

    • Ahmed

      Pual u & ur generations are d most useless creations,I am a proud northerner,and we are 100% better dan u animals. Son of a prostitute.

    • Mohd

      You re just an imbecile for making such comment…..imagine what you re saying from your dirty mind? people are praying for peace you praying for problems i hope you be smart…………Nigeria is full of tribal discrimination, religion critics and extremist. we re in other country we see how everything is going peacefully not like in Nigeria. The media & Obasonjo should be held responsible for all the problems going on……..you can check Youtube and see the Videos posted. If the police will execute people like that and execute your family will you accept it?……

      • edu

        its true my brother,but what does killing of cristian has to do with that and also the igbo,the northerners put him there as the Yoruba man you people trust now he gave you people the result then push the aggression to the igbo destroying their warsipe center is that good,you should have face the governerment not the poor and armless civilian may God help us

  4. MALAM SHEHU

    THIS IS NIGERIAN PROBLEM, DO NOT BRING JESUS INTO THIS AT ALL!!! YOUR CORRUPT GOVERNMENT IS WHAT CAUSED THIS REVOLUTION BY BOKO HARAM. IN FACT, DUE TO THE CORRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY, WE HAVE BOKO HARAM MEMBERS IN HIGH POSTS IN EVERY ARM OF THE SECURITY AGENCIES. THERE IS NO PLAN OR MOVE MADE BY THE JTF THAT THE BOKO HARAM IS NOT AWARE OF. THE LEADER OF BOKO HARAM CAN RELEASE VIDEOS AND RECORDED MESSAGES AND NIGERIA JTF CAN NOT TRACE THE SOURCE?

  5. go to hell you all islamic and muslims ok…i’m proud to say to this u all……..Killing inoncent people is your birth right, sucide bombing is your food, causing confusion all over the universe is your Father the Devil……How can your mentor boko haram mention ISRAEL in his word…can he refer saudi arabia with all this assultive word’s……Listen if your mentors can tell u this ….i will be glad to say it now to your asshole islamic…..no nations arround the world or even America, china, or France can defect ISRAEL IN WAR…..This nation ISRAEL IS GOD OWN COUNTRY OK………GO to hell all your supporters of Boko haram,sucide bombers etc……Michael Abidjan

    • Delesq

      Michael…please learn how to write good English first before posting…I understand that you are not happy with the security situation of our beloved country…neither do I. You are also ignorant about the religion that you are trying to represent…because Muslim respects prophet Isa (Jesus) (peace be on to Him) more than most of you calling His name every minute just for fun of it. Please follow Jesus words…”leave the judgment for my father (God) to judge” Boko aram members doesn’t represent any religion….they kills muslims also.

    • kogberegbe

      Which countries do you think -helped israel in their 7-day war in the 60’s ? U.K and the U.s.a of course.

  6. Christian Osas

    North south East and West, we are one Nigeria, killing will not solve issues. I am a christian not muslim and muslim hav com out to say dey are nt part of Boko Haram.

    Please less fight this fight together and forget wada u are a muslim or a christian. we don’t need war in Nigeria we need peace.

  7. Sergeo

    MichaelAbidjan learn to contribute reasonably at issue at hand must you haul abusive words at all Muslims can’t you read between the lines that BOKOHARAM not only fight Christians but they fought Muslims aswell. Avec ta bouche undirait con de poulet.

  8. New Nigeria

    IS it true that Federal Government of Nigeria are more Boko Haram that the Boko Haram themselves?

  9. Olalekan

    I’m doubtful in the existence of Nigeria in the future with the way tribalism & religion sentiment have been given priority @ the expense of good governance.

    We wouldn’t have find ourselves in this ugly situation, unfortunately, the country has not been blessed with good leaders. The so called leaders are now dividing the country on trivial issue instead of improving the standard of living of Nigerians.

    What a shame!

  10. Tony d

    We are one pple,one nation and one Nigerian let us all stop dis madness.Pls stop killing innocent pple pls I beg u..kill d fucking leaders pls.That are nt giving us our right to good water,education,house,food and job.The u hear nt innocent pple.

  11. This Boko Haram attack is not synonimous to corruption in our Nation. Please respond to dis comment has their not be corruption in Nigeria since 80s till obasanjo hand over power. I hv never see corrupted Government like obasanjo, IBB and Abacha N so called Buhari gnment.
    I am watching! Because those who lived in a glass house shud not welcome riot as alternative for resolution. Today is Janathan turn and Tomorrow will be another perstomrw is another persons.
    Pls Nigerians shud tell Buhari he is too violent as person and as Father
    As for Dady Akande, I was highly disappointment with those character and he should note that if Mr Janathan was d president of dis Nation during his gvnment he wil still enjoy his term.
    Pls support dis gment and stop sponsoring Terrorist. Northerner shud stop all evils in dis Country

  12. Thus the Northers know that unity is a plus?
    They are responsible for Nigeria problems. The Norther youth are not the problems But their Leaders.
    Rocha Okorocha declear Free Education to University and Imo does not get it revenue from d river But the same source. Let the Governors Declear state of emergency in d Education.
    They know where the Boko H. Leader is.

  13. So, you mean if Heaven( God) saya Buhari will not rule this Nation the Nigeria will nolonger exist?
    There are ways you play ur Politice and you will loose your integrity to the entire nation.
    Pls Dady Akande and Lai let mind the way we play our party politice, let your critice be objectives or else we are not proving and advantage.
    Obansajo rendered Lagos a state dull by holding it council alocation and since Janather became d President local or council revenue has never come to air. Pls aplud Mr Janathan with credit.
    Our leaders in various capacity of service have their role to play.

    • kogberegbe

      It was the Judiciary that upheld and reversed the decision not GEJ.As ignorant as GEJ why don’t he take Akande to court foer Libel? You Moron !

  14. Shekau is not Bigger than Nigeria neither is him bigger than all the state in d North. Nigeria is bigger than Buhari,IBB,Abdusalam,Atiku, shagari.
    And who is Elru fiel abi what his name is to be talking in this Gvment. Ribadu was lust in the Desert and This Gvmt brought Him and he is critising why. This people are suppose to be placed under surveilance for years.
    If you know that your word cannot remove this Gment for whatsoever pls do not destract them allow them while we are strongly preparing to cease power 2015 and not Buhari or his associates bcos our God will allow them and your Alah will not permit you untill you respect the authority.

  15. victor

    If is true as some of you said about this useless so call Boko Haram that they are fighting because of the corruption of our leaders, do they not know where the state house is or where those evil leaders held meeting. why are they bombing church and mosl. I beg let not decive ourself, Those who are aiding and abeting this criminals sect of evil doer thier cup will full one day.

  16. The Nigeria arms Forces have be trying all there best to make a mark in the fight against this insurgency and on this Note I am praying to Nigerian to pls support this Wonderful Nigerian forces.
    Pls Nigeria should note that with the right support Shekau will be disappointed within a month wherever he is hiding.
    I was trained my the British as a surveilance Operator and security with an excellent work experience with G4s during olympic and at Police Headquarter in waymouth England. This man is not a ghost and he can be fish out with security inteligent. Thank you

    • kogberegbe

      Ehis. Could you tell me where you were trained as a sniffer Dog. Cause thats the only kind of training ur kind can participate in . you sewer eastern DOG.

  17. Shekau is working for the interest of politicians in the Norths so He is not living in the Bust. One point…????
    He can be trace with fact within and this guy does not leave outside this country.
    Just carryout 180 plans manus (90) and work on your point then determine the results.send ur coment to aziegbeehis@yahoo.com

  18. Remember Shekau does not wrk in the interest of the North But in the interest of Politician because they are not taken exemptions.
    This is a National issues pls.
    Do not be religion ie if you understand what Jesus said, The Greek, jews, Hebrrws all belong to me,so irrespective of ur believe this is a Ntional fight.

  19. Pls nigerians sentiment and tribalism wil do us more harm dan good.what BH is doing is evil and should be condemed by all.Shekau is not a ghost i know wit time he wil be captured.where is Osama,Sadam H and Charles Tailor.no one is bigger than God.lets keep praying.

  20. lawrence philip

    Pls can somebody ask Shekau, the leader BH what exactly does he want. So as to cease fire?

    • THANKS MY BRO. TO START WITH, THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR NOTING BUT PORTAIT GEJ REGIM AS BAD. (2) BOKO HARAM ARE INDEED COWARDS. IF THEY WORTH THIER SALT, LET THEM GO AND BOMB GOVT. HOUSE BORNO OR BETTER STILL ASO ROCK. I GIVE 5 MORE DAYS TO SHEKAU, HE WILL MEET HIS WATERLOO AS THE LORD OF HOST LIVETH. SHALOM!

  21. My sincer thanks goes to God Almighty for the success recorded so far for i know bh meant evil for ds country.i also appreciate our soldiers who sacrificed all to be in rain nd sun to fight ds war the Lord is their strenght.nigeria wil have d last smile tell Shekau so.heroes dont hide he is a coward.

  22. Tell all the Northers the truth…Nigeria is not for them alone OK….Leave Christians alone and face your muslim bothers and sisters….Go and bomb saudi arabia or Moqsue ok…Leave Chruch alone……Devilish people….Northers can never Rule this nation anymore….MICHAEL ABIDJAN….

  23. B-mosh

    98% of the comment here are rubbish. Most of us we claim of being educated and civilized but we always proved our selves other wise by our comment. I pity the youth of this country.

    • kogberegbe

      For a country with 70% illeteracy nd 28% semi-literate. What do you expect..
      look at our behavorial patterrns- Way we drive, work attitudes,Bribery and corruption.social nd political upheavels. These are signs of a sick society.168 million of psychos.

  24. kenny-pee

    I think we need sovereign national conference… to know whether all the nations in Nigerian state should continue to coexist or otherwise, to go our separate ways. All these killings all in the names of faith or religion is turning the underdeveloped Nigerian state into a jungle… No good health facilities, no electricity, educational decadence, no security… so what are we waiting for… call it a quit.

  25. kogberegbe

    Well said Kenny.

  26. Wyzman

    I dnt even kno wt 2say bt i pray in Jesus’ name 4peace 2reign in ds gr8 Nation. Shd i blame father Abraham 4impregnatin Hagar or Sarah 4pushing Abraham 2do so? In reality, dt’s d root f our problm 2day. It surprises me 2c ds irony in Nigeria instd f d “Abraham’s blessings…” 4me, weda religion or not, i thnk Jehovah 4my futur wife, Maimuna Musa-no even think am, u no go stop us.

  27. guy

    I keep asking myself, will Nigeria not still turn to the likes of Afghanistan, Pakistan etc if shekau even succeed to make all Nigerians Muslims? Shia against Sunnis things……religion of peace

  28. guy

    I keep asking myself, will Nigeria not still turn to the likes of Afghanistan, Pakistan etc if shekau even succeed to make all Nigerians Muslims? Shia against Sunnis things……religion of peace

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