Boko Haram leader; Abubakar Shekau declares Gwoza Islamic caliphate
In a new video released on Sunday 25th August 2014, Abubakar Shekau, who is the leader of the terrorist group ”Boko Haram” has declared the creation of an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza town in Borno state seized by the insurgents earlier this month.
In the video, He says:
“Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in (the town of) Gwoza and made it part of the Islamic caliphate, by the grace of Allah we will not leave the town. We have come to stay,” said Shekau, who has been designated a global terrorist by the United States and sanctioned by the UN Security Council.
Abubakar Shekau said in the 52-minute video obtained by AFP on Sunday. According to AFP Shekau declared that Gwoza now has “nothing to do with Nigeria”.