Leader urges Boko Haram members: 'Kill, slaughter and abduct'

Leader urges Boko Haram members: 'Kill, slaughter and abduct'
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The leader of terror group Boko Haram instructs fighters to "kill, slaughter and abduct" in a new video message, according to the Associated Press.

"Kill all the infidels and detonate bombs everywhere," Abubakar Shekau says in the video. "Yes! I want you to kill, slaughter and abduct."


Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari said earlier this week that “the terrorists are on the run,” claiming the military had pushed Boko Haram out of its last territory in the northeast part of the country.

The Nigerian military previously claimed to have killed Shekau several times. Shekau responds to these claims with videos.

Shekau did not mention the schoolgirls the group abducted in 2014, according to the report, but maintained that "our mission is to establish an Islamic caliphate.”

Boko Haram has been battling the Nigerian military since the group’s uprising in 2009.