Boko Haram still holding kidnapped German hostage


Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau on the attack

Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau
Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau claimed in a new video obtained by AFP on Friday to be holding a German national, who was kidnapped in the northeast Nigerian state of Adamawa earlier this year.

Shekau’s claim that they were “holding your German hostage” is the first claim of responsibility for the abduction, which happened in Gombi, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the Adamawa state capital, Yola, on July 16.

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The German foreign ministry in Berlin said it did not want to comment when contacted by AFP.

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