Purported leader of Boko Haram resurfaces in new video

The Nigerian military has said it has killed or critically wounded Shekau multiple times in recent years [AFP]
The Nigerian military has said it has killed or critically wounded Shekau multiple times in recent years [AFP]
Man who claims to be Abubakar Shekau denies assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded.

A man who claimed to be leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram has appeared in a video posted on social media, rejecting statements by the country’s military that he had been seriously wounded in an air strike.

“You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me,” the man purporting to be Abubakar Shekau, leader of the armed group, said in the 40-minute video released on YouTube on Sunday.

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SOURCE: Aljazeera Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.