Extremist: Allah says we must decapitate

2013-12-28 14:38
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (Picture: AFP)

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (Picture: AFP)

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Maiduguru - An Islamic extremist leader in north-eastern Nigeria says the bloody insurgency will continue because Allah says they must decapitate and mutilate.

In a video newly released on Saturday, Abubakar Shekau claims responsibility for the 20 December attack on a tank battalion barracks and says his men would have eaten their enemies, but Allah forbids cannibalism.

Witnesses said insurgents put soldiers to flight and set the complex ablaze before they were driven off by a jetfighter.

Shekau warns Christians not to go to churches in this holy month, though Christmas passed in Nigeria with none of the feared terrorist attacks. Five churches were bombed Christmas Day 2011 and dozens of people died.

The extremist leader scoffs at bounties on his head - $7m from the United States and $312 500 from Nigeria.

Read more on:    abubakar shekau  |  nigeria  |  west africa

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