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Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Nobody: 12:24am On Sep 20, 2015
Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) -

Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed further gains in its counter-offensive against Boko Haram, but the group's shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed the talk of success as "lies".
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Army spokesman Sani Usman said troops destroyed more rebel enclaves and camps in the restive state of Borno, which has been worst hit by the six-year Islamist insurgency.

"The fight against the terrorists in the northeast is gaining successful momentum, with most of the camps falling to the Federal might," he said in a statement. A total of 62 people were rescued from around the town of Gwoza, which last year Boko Haram declared the headquarters of its caliphate but which it lost control of in March.

Some 77 men, women and children, most of them "haggard, dejected and obviously malnourished", also arrived in the town of Bama on Saturday, Usman said.

One man picked up said he had his right hand cut off by militants in their Sambisa Forest stronghold in Borno last year, he said, adding that eight Boko Haram suspects surrendered to troops.

Nigeria's military has claimed a series of successes against Boko Haram recently and on Friday said it had rescued 90 people and dislodged Boko Haram from two villages near Gwoza.

President Muhammadu Buhari in early August gave his new military commanders three months to defeat Boko Haram, after six years of violence, at least 15,000 dead and more than two million homeless.
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Shekau has not been seen on video since February and until an audio message last month had not spoken since March, when he proclaimed Boko Haram's allegiance to the so-called Islamic State group.

His absence sparked fresh rumours about whether he was still alive or had been deposed as leader, with other videos this year fronted by an unknown rebel under the name Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).

Shekau said in a 25-minute recording in Hausa and Arabic via social media: "They (the military) lied that they have confiscated our arms, that we have been chased out of our territories, that we are in disarray.

"We are alive, I am alive, this is my voice, more audible than it was before. This is Shekau."

He added: "Buhari is a liar and has deceived you. The army spokesman is also lying. He and his footsoldiers always run helter-skelter whenever we come face to face with them...

"Buhari, you once claimed that you will crush us in three months. How can you crush us?"

Shekau directly refers to IS group leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, to whom he says he is "loyal and subservient".

He also namechecks IS spokesman Abu-Mohammed al-Adnani and sends "greetings to the faithful in Yemen", where there is also an IS "affiliate".

There was no indication of where or when the recording was made but it appears to have have been in recent days.

Shekau talks of Buhari's "deal with Hollande", referring to the Nigerian president's three-day visit to Paris earlier this week, which included talks with his French counterpart Francois Hollande.

He also dismissed as untrue Buhari's comments about "our brethren in prison".

Buhari this week said the Nigerian authorities were talking to Boko Haram prisoners in their custody and could offer them amnesty if the group hands over more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last year.

http://news.yahoo.com/boko-haram-leader-dismisses-nigerian-military-claims-215252023.html

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by braine(m): 12:34am On Sep 20, 2015
They're just bluffing. Our gallant soldiers presented us pictures; what do the terrorists have to show, apart from their word of mouth?? undecided

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by basilo101: 12:36am On Sep 20, 2015
A govt of propaganda. FTC

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by abduljabbar4(m): 12:37am On Sep 20, 2015
Everyone knows that boko haram is very close to extinction

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Nobody: 12:40am On Sep 20, 2015
That bastard is just saying trash.

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by DeRoyalFranco(m): 12:41am On Sep 20, 2015
And you think shekau is still alive?

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Nobody: 12:44am On Sep 20, 2015
sameer1212:
That bastard is just saying trash.
i don't think so. As far as this war is concerned the Nigerian government and her military have told us numerous lies as to how they succeeded in killing Shekau and decimating his armies, only for him to resurface time and time again. Ill believe them when i see a dead body

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Nobody: 12:45am On Sep 20, 2015
abduljabbar4:
Everyone knows that boko haram is very close to extinction
Dont be so sure

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by abduljabbar4(m): 12:48am On Sep 20, 2015
kropotkin2:
Dont be so sure
Of course there may be attacks occassionally but they won't be as frequent as in the days of jonah-daft's leadership

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Scream(m): 1:10am On Sep 20, 2015
[size=27pt]He is a Coward! [/size]

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by c33b33(m): 1:38am On Sep 20, 2015
Thank you yahoo news for reporting this.
Brown envelope journalists in nigeria keep fooling themselves.
IPOB Youth

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by iphanyiuma(m): 1:44am On Sep 20, 2015
Sometimes I just wish am not a Nigerian undecided undecided
Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by phlemzy: 1:55am On Sep 20, 2015
"Shekau said in a 25-minute recording in Hausa and Arabic via social media"
This could possibly have been uploaded by a Shekau sympathiser in a bid to generate rumours about Shekau. As recently observed,Nigerian Military are on top of their job,doing justice to those heavenly-virgin-seeking cowards.

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by chiefmidwife: 2:33am On Sep 20, 2015
Even when Yar Adua became president Sharia went into extinction So when Buhari becomes president bokoharam goes into extinction That's what FFK is saying #BringBackOurBiafra

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Pangea: 2:54am On Sep 20, 2015
Shekau!
You are a bastard!
I hereby challenge you to a trial by combat!

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Nobody: 3:58am On Sep 20, 2015
face the truth, the zoo president and military are PURE idiots. while the military claims victory, the PEDOPHILE and TERRORIST claims he needs foreign support to DEFEAT the same bokoharam allegedly DEFEATED by the zoo military and on another side talks of amnesty for the same bokoharam he wants to destroy using foreign support. now analyze their lies and propaganda well you South West fools and see what you got yourselves into. INDEED, RADIO BIAFRA ROCKS THE TRUTH. BIAFRA WILL COME IN THE END I TELL YOU. my goodness me.............

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by menix(m): 3:59am On Sep 20, 2015
All this people buying our Media scam,
How many of u guyz have visited sambisa along side these soldiers wen they go rooting this Bokoharam..

Instead anything we are been presented with, we swallow it asking for more.

I will only believe when Chibok gals re released (if dey exist oo) nd when the innocent stops being killed daily..

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Nobody: 4:18am On Sep 20, 2015
Nigerians should check the link between Mr. Lair Mohammed and shekau 'cos they have one major thing in common-PROPAGANDA. undecided

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Nobody: 4:36am On Sep 20, 2015
The thing I know I know is Shekau just dey try create unnecessary fear. Why is he not fecking sending video vis time around Bad thing don dey do am no doubt grin


The hunter is getting hunted finally cheesy

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Nobody: 6:08am On Sep 20, 2015
But shekau no get conscience sha.

At least he's admitted that they come face to face with the Nigerian army. So we can infer that our boys are winning.

His death is veeeery near

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by 5starmilitant: 6:10am On Sep 20, 2015
And the lying liars keep feeding the whole nation with lies.

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Splashme: 6:12am On Sep 20, 2015
Eventhough I hate Boko Haram like Lucifer but, you can only trust an APC govt at your own peril

Brown envelops journalists everywhere in this govt

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by 5starmilitant: 6:19am On Sep 20, 2015
abduljabbar4:
Everyone knows that boko haram is very close to extinction


Very close to extinction, or very close to getting their amnesty?

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by sanandreas(m): 6:34am On Sep 20, 2015
Whose report shall we believe?
Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Jesusloveyou: 6:38am On Sep 20, 2015
kropotkin2:
i don't think so. As far as this war is concerned the Nigerian government and her military have told us numerous lies as to how they succeeded in killing Shekau and decimating his armies, only for him to resurface time and time again. Ill believe them when i see a dead body
u are new in Nigeria or u are a kid, was it not pass regime that said they have killed d bastard 9times? beside, d bastard is not in Nigeria again, d audio can be made outside d country, my PMB is working

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by 4reala(m): 6:42am On Sep 20, 2015
Guy, show ur face if u know u ar a man cool

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by ednut1(m): 7:19am On Sep 20, 2015
shecow y did u stop shooting ur comedy vids if he sure for u. i laughed my ass off in one of his vids saying queen Elizabeth nd ban ki moon are in trouble. yet ban ki moon came to nigeria recently. fooool. u and ur sponsers go hear am soon

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Flets: 7:22am On Sep 20, 2015
Shekau is yet to verbally attack Buhari like he always did to GEJ. He'll rather attack Nigerian Army.

The question is why?

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by bugzbunny: 7:39am On Sep 20, 2015
Propaganda govt

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by Chibaba247(m): 7:46am On Sep 20, 2015
Who do we believe?

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Re: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Dismisses Nigerian Military Claims by GabrielSuswam(m): 7:46am On Sep 20, 2015
Only a dull student will believe Bokoharam is winning..
Last year Bokoharam chased our soldiers from Gwoza,Biu,Bama, Fokotol,etc.

Now even Shekau can't release a video....
I got so many Army friends there Morale is high now

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