Boko Haram parades new Islamic Caliphate (Captured towns); ...Shekau preaches to residents (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
The Boko Haram sect on Sunday released a new video which showed the insurgents parading an unnamed captured own on an armoured tank.The Boko Haram video, obtained by the AFP, alsoshowed the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau preaching to residents of the captured town.
In the 44-minute video, AFP reports that Boko Haram voices support for other so-called caliphates, including the one proclaimed in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State (IS) group. Shekau, who is pictured in closeup shots with rare clarity, again rejected government claims about ceasefire talks.
The video, which was delivered through the same channels as past messages, shows armed men lined along a well-paved road, with three pick-up trucks bristling with heavy weapons also visible. Black, crested flags associated with the Islamist group are also shown.
Later, an armoured vehicle rolls down the road lined with both fighters and individuals who appear to be residents of the town.
In the latest video, Boko Haram Leader, Shekau associate territory under his control with a wider, global caliphate, but did not submit to the authority of any other jihadi leader.“To everyone living in Islamic Caliphate, we convey our greetings,” he said, specifically mentioning “brethren” in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Shishan (an Islamist term for Chechnya), Yemen, Somalia and “the Caliphate inIraq and Syria.”