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Boko Haram to 'devour' Nigeria president

2012-04-12 22:24

Kano - Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram intends to bring down the government and "devour" President Goodluck Jonathan within three months, its purported leader said in his second al-Qaeda-style video posted on the internet on Thursday.

The 14-minute video of Abubakar Shekau seen on YouTube belittled Jonathan for saying two weeks ago that by the middle of this year the security situation would be under control.

"You, Jonathan, cannot stop us, instead we will devour you in the three months like you are boasting," Shekau said in the video entitled "message to Goodluck Jonathan", flanked by four masked men holding rifles.

"We are proud soldiers of Allah, we will never give up as we fight the infidels. We will emerge as winners... we will finish you and end your government," Shekau said in the Hausa-language spoken in northern Nigeria.

Boko Haram, which wants shari'ah (Islamic law) applied across Africa's biggest oil producer, has killed hundreds in bomb and gun attacks in northern Nigeria and around the capital Abuja this year.

Nigeria's population of more than 160 million is split roughly equally between a mostly Muslim north and a largely Christian south.

Comments
  • phathuchicos - 2012-04-12 23:07

    another day in west africa...mali, cote d'ivor..........now nigeria.

  • Muruti - 2012-04-13 05:44

    Nigeria needs prayers for peace

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-13 07:11

      no, they need to go to arms and hunt down those radicals. Prayers will do nothing as usual!

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-13 07:11

      no, they need to go to arms and hunt down those radicals. Prayers will do nothing as usual!

  • wesleywt - 2012-04-13 05:58

    Hey proud soldiers of allah. You don't win battles by bombing innocent people at church. You have to attack real targets of power. But you are too cowardly to ever attack people who will fight back and destroy you.

  • Vince.York - 2012-04-13 06:40

    So sad that the Nigerians seemingly feel that it's OK to allow the Islamic colonization of Africa which has been far more violent and overwhelming than any other to just annihilate themselves as they infiltrate from the north

  • Zimbobwe - 2012-04-13 08:13

    Boko Haram we need you hear in South Africa to devour the many Goodluck Jonathans destroying our motherland with drugs, prostitution, kidnappings and money laundering. Asseblief tog when you finish with tha cowboy of a president come help us here.

      Warren - 2012-04-13 10:33

      Organizations like this are the last thing any nation needs. What counties need is stability, deplomacy and -ideally- democracy. tolerance of different people's beliefs would be a thread connecting all of these needs.

      Warren - 2012-04-13 10:33

      Organizations like this are the last thing any nation needs. What counties need is stability, deplomacy and -ideally- democracy. tolerance of different people's beliefs would be a thread connecting all of these needs.

      Gbadamosi - 2012-04-19 10:53

      Boko haram i beg make u no destroyed nigeria.

      Gbadamosi - 2012-04-19 10:53

      Boko haram i beg make u no destroyed nigeria.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-04-13 10:04

    EISH baisa ba le tumelo ye ya bona ya go ahlola ka lehu ba sa tlo re thunkanya yong

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