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Boko Haram Leader Insists On Prisoner Swap For Chibok Girls
The outlawed terrorist group Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for the recent attacks in the country, including the bomb explosion at Emab plaza in Abuja and the twin explosions that occurred on June 25, at Creek road, Apapa, in Lagos State.
In a new video released on Sunday, the group’s most wanted leader, Abubakar Shekau, also debunked reports by the military that it killed 50 terrorists in a recent confrontation, saying rather that it totally defeated the Nigerian army in the clash.
As to the release of the abducted Chibok girls, Shekau said they would never be found as long the federal government refuses its terms for a swap with group members held in various detention facilities across the country.
In his usual sarcastic manner, the sect’s leader said in the Damboa battle, it recovered several arms from an attack on the military base, including armoured tanks and Kalashnikov rifles, saying, “…we filled our vans with ammunitions like sands”.