Boko Haram leader declares Gwoza ‘Islamic Caliphate’
Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau has declared the creation of an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza town in Borno state seized by the insurgents earlier this month.
“Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in (the town of) Gwoza and made it part of the Islamic caliphate,” 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”.
“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.