Boko Haram claims responsibility for Lagos, Abuja attack

“I ordered (the bomber) who went and detonated it,” Abubakar Shekau says of the Lagos bomb, while claiming responsibility for the “bomb in filthy Abuja” that killed at least 22 people.

The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists has claimed responsibility for a June 25 bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack the same day at a fuel depot in Lagos, in a new video seen by AFP Sunday.

The authorities tried to cover up the Lagos attack, describing it as an industrial accident, but an AFP investigation revealed it was a deliberate explosion.

“I ordered (the bomber) who went and detonated it,” Abubakar Shekau says of the Lagos bomb, while claiming responsibility for the “bomb in filthy Abuja” that killed at least 22 people. 

Shekau also voiced support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS) militant group, which has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria, in a new video seen Sunday.

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“My brethren… may Allah protect you,” Shekau said in the video given to AFP, listing IS chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri and Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

 

3 Responses to "Boko Haram claims responsibility for Lagos, Abuja attack"

  1. Anthony Segun Idjagboro
    Anthony Segun Idjagboro   July 14, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Don’t start a fight you cannot win

    Reply
  2. Jane Oyailo   July 14, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Shekau don turn hero, sotay plus d one him no do, e go claim responsibility. Make e go sit down

    Reply
  3. Jude Gadimoh
    Jude Gadimoh   July 14, 2014 at 12:34 am

    And police dey tell us say Lagos own no be bomb.
    Where den now to refute Shekau?

    Reply

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