A new Boko Haram video shows the beheading of a man identified as the pilot of a missing Nigerian Air Force jet and burnt out parts of a plane the first indication that Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremist group has the capability to bring down aircraft.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video obtained by AFP on Thursday and said the militants had implemented strict Islamic law in captured towns.
Nigeria`s Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or a man claiming to be him, has been killed at least three times so far, according to the military, yet each time he apparently returns in the group`s numerous jihadist videos.
In what seems to be a remarkable victory for Nigerian military, they claim having killed the leader of the Boko Haram, who used to pose as the deceased Abubakar Shekau in the videos. Also, over a hundred of Boko Haram militants are said to have surrendered to the Nigerian military.
Boko Haram former negotiator Shehu Sani on Friday warned against the rescue of the 284 abducted school girls and said that the militant group is planning to exchange the hostages with its jailed comrades.