Islamic sect, Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for June 25 bomb attacks in Lagos and Abuja which claimed several lives.
Five persons died in the Lagos explosion which occurred very close to Folawiyo tank farm while that of Abuja which went off in a shopping mall killed 22 persons.
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, in a 16-minute video obtained by AFP yesterday also mocks the social media and protest campaign, BringBackOurGirls, which emerged after the Islamists kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls on April 14 from Chibok.
The girls, whose abduction has drawn unprecedented attention to Boko Haram’s five-year rebellion, are not pictured in the video, which was given to AFP through similar channels as past messages.
One previous recording showed more than 100 of the hostages, some of whom are Christian, reciting Muslim prayers. Shekau also said his loyalists carried out twin car bombings in May in Jos and a June attack at a college in Kano.
“We were the ones who detonated the bomb in filthy Abuja,” Shekau said in the video referring to a June 25 attack on a popular shopping centre in Abuja that killed at least 22 people…”
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