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#Nigeria: Shekau Threatens Jonathan, Buhari Ahead Of Presidential Elections

| On 21, Jan 2015

The leader of the outlawed Islamic terrorist sect Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan, the presidential candidate of the Peoples’’ Democratic Party (PDP) and his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, General Muhammadu Buhari, are both in trouble.

Shekau also stated that Allah instructed his sect to carry out the killings in Baga and warned other African leaders claiming that he is ready to face them.

The Boko Haram leader also claimed responsibility for the attack on town of Baga, speculated to be the deadliest in the history of the sect after reportedly claiming more than 2,000 lives.

Despite claims by the military that put the death toll at 150, Amnesty International later released evidence contradicting the claim and showing that many more were killed.

In a video released on YouTube and seen by our correspondent on Tuesday, Shekau threatened that the group would carry out more of such attacks, saying the weapons seized from the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) would be used for more attacks in the country.

The headquarters of MTJF, which had security forces from Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, was destroyed in the attack.

“We are the ones that carried out the attack and it is just the tip of the iceberg; there are more coming,” he said. “We killed the people of Baga as our Lord instructed us.”

Commenting on the forthcoming election, Shekau said the group was against the main contenders in the poll.

He also burnt the Nigerian flag and mocked other African countries currently facing threats from the sect. “Allahu Akbar (God is greatest). This is the replacement of the Nigerian flag,” he said, waving the flag of the group.

“Nigeria is dead, (the) constitution is dead. “Jonathan you are in trouble and Buhari, do you think he is a true Muslim? He’s an infidel.

“The kings of Africa, you are late. I challenge you to attack me even now. I’m ready.

“Mahamadou Issoufou (the President of Niger), is that your job? Ah, ah, ah! You will see, you will see.”

Boko Haram has seized control of towns and villages in the north-east and has begun threatening neighbouring countries.