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Boko Haram claims Baga attack, threatens Nigeria's neighbours

Boko Haram claims Baga attack, threatens Nigeria's neighbours

"We killed the people of Baga. We indeed killed them, as our Lord instructed us in His Book," Shekau said.

Kano: Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed a massive attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and threatened Niger, Chad and Cameroon in a video published online.

"We killed the people of Baga. We indeed killed them, as our Lord instructed us in His Book," Shekau said in a 35-minute video posted on YouTube on Tuesday evening.

In a direct message to Nigeria's neighbours and with talk of a regional force to combat the terrorists, he added, "The kings of Africa, you are late. I challenge you to attack me even now. I'm ready.

first published:January 21, 2015, 09:00 IST