Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau makes a statement at an undisclosed location in video released on YouTube by Islamist groupThe embattled leader of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, resurfaced in a video posted online Sunday, rejecting assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded. The Nigerian military played down the video and added it had wiped out 22 Boko Haram fighters in a clash in the country’s north. “You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me,” Shekau said in the 40-minute video released on YouTube and dated September 25.

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