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Author Topic: Boko Haram Claims Victories Over Military, Seeks Help From Afghanistan  (Read 379 times)

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[float=left][/float] Imam Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Islamic Terror group, Boko Haram said his terror group has scored several victories against the military during an ongoing offensive while themselves sustaining little damage, in a video seen by AFP on today.

"Since we started this ongoing war which they call state of emergency in some instances soldiers who faced us turned and ran," Abubakar Shekau said in the hour-long video.

He claimed Nigerian forces "threw down their arms in flight."

He called on like-minded Islamists in countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq to join the fight to create an Islamic state in Nigeria.

"We call to us our brethren in these countries I mentioned. Oh! Our brethren, come to us," he said in the video, which alternates between Arabic and the Hausa language spoken across northern Nigeria.

Nigeria launched an offensive against Boko Haram on May 15, after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the country's northeast, the Islamist insurgents' stronghold.

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Why is Boko Haram seeking help from other sources, if they are winning the battle, as claimed by their leader?

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