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NIGERIA: WEAK BOKO HARAM FIGHTS FOR DOMINANCE, BOASTS OF LATEST ABDUCTIONS

ABUJA, Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for last week’s ambush on a convoy at northeastern Nigerian town of Damboa heading for a funeral in Maiduguri.

Extremist leader Abubakar Shekau, in a video released on Monday claimed responsibility for the ambush that resulted in the death of at least two people and abduction of at least 16 women including suspected police officers.

The convoy included security escorts, civilians and police officials who were heading for a funeral of a policewoman. Some of the victims managed to escape while others sustained injuries.

Shekau described the ambush and abduction as a victory and evidence that they have not been defeated as claimed by the military and government.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK