Video: Watch Video As Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Declares Islamic Caliphate in Nigeria
In his just released video, Mr. Shekau said Boko Haram insurgents were grateful to “Allah who gave us victory to attack Abuja and also the Yobe [State] town called Damaturu.”
In his characteristic rambling manner, Mr. Shekau added, “We still thank God for the successful bombing of Damboa and other parts of Nigeria. We are grateful to Allah for the big victory he granted our members in Gwoza and made the town part of our Islamic Caliphate.”
“We are in an Islamic Caliphate. We have nothing to do with Nigeria. We don’t believe in this name,” he said, vowing that his group would continue attacks to achieve greater territorial control.