Boko Haram threatens to bomb Nigerian capital

Boko Haram threatens to bomb Nigerian capital

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - A terrorist militant of Boko Haram is reported to have released a video claiming that the militant group has been planning to carry out several bomb attacks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

"More bomb attacks are on the way, including Abuja that you feel is secured," a man purporting to be a part of the group said.

The video was obtained by a US-based news portal, Sahara Reporters, and Nigerian journalist Ahmad Salkida.

The video shows the man speaking in Hausa, a language spoken widely in northern Nigeria. He is armed with a rifle and flanked by four armed men.

After almost three years in captivity, about 82 girls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria were freed on 6 May in exchange for Boko Haram commanders after negotiations. The release of the girls was the largest since Boko Haram terrorists stormed a school in Chibok on 14 April 2014 and abducted at least 256 teenage girls.

In October 2016, another 21 girls were released following negotiations mediated by the Red Cross. However, the fate of over 100 girls still held captive by the insurgents remains uncertain.

Around 20,000 people were killed and more than two million people were forced to flee their homez since 2009 following the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.


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