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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Abubakar Shekau denies being wounded or dead in new video

The serial-reported dead Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a video posted on social media on Sunday in which he rejected statements by the country's military that he had been seriously wounded.


Last month Nigeria's air force said it had killed senior members of the group which has killed around 15,000 people and displaced more than two million in a seven-year insurgency aimed at creating a state adhering to strict Islamic laws. It said Shekau had been wounded.

"You broadcast the news and published it in your media outlets that you injured me and killed me and here I am," said a man purporting to be Shekau in a video addressed to "tyrants of Nigeria in particular and the west of Africa in general".

"I will not get killed until my time comes," he added.

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