'Allah says they must decapitate and mutilate', claims Shekau


Shekau:image grab from a video in May 2013

Leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau said the bloody insurgency will continue because Allah says “they must decapitate and mutilate”.

The Associated Press quoted him as saying in a video that it said was released Saturday, that his group was responsible for the December 20 attack on a military barracks in Bama and added that his men would have eaten their enemies, but Allah forbids cannibalism.

Shekau: Allah says they must decapitate and mutilate
Shekau: Allah says they must decapitate and mutilate

Witnesses said the insurgents put soldiers to flight and set the complex ablaze before they were driven off by a jet fighter.

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