Boko Haram video claims October 24 attack that killed 35

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video released today that he led an October 24 attack in which 35 people found in military uniform were killed in the Nigerian city of Damaturu.

Kano (Nigeria): Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video released today that he led an October 24 attack in which 35 people found in military uniform were killed in the Nigerian city of Damaturu.

"Look at what happened in Damaturu (capital of northeastern Yobe state)," the head of the Islamist group said in the video obtained by AFP through the same intermediary as previous clips.

"Since we killed them with our hands -- in fact I was the commander of the operation -- so, you cannot say I`m making conjecture," he said.

The authenticity of the video clip -- in which Shekau spoke for about 11 minutes in Arabic, Hausa and Kanuri -- could not be independently confirmed.