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Boko Haram Declares Gwoza Town in Borno as Islamic Caliphate

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Shekau Bella NaijaLast Thursday, Boko Haram took over Gwoza town in Borno State. And now, the terrorist group has declared the town as an Islamic caliphate.

Leader of the terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, made the declaration via a video obtained by Agence France-Press on Sunday, Punch reports.

“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,”

According to reports, the video also shows 20 men who are apparently civilians, with their hands tied behind their backs. The terrorists are shown approaching them, and subsequently shooting the men at close range.

The footage is also said to show the insurgents in action, taking over the town and wreaking havoc.

However, the Nigerian Military has debunked Shekau’s claims of forming a caliphate.

Referring to his claims as “empty,” the military said in a statement:

“The sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Nigerian state is still intact. Any group of terrorists laying claim to any portion of the country will not be allowed to get away with the expression of delusion and crime.”

16 Comments

  1. naijababe

    August 25, 2014 at 11:59 am

    ARMY OVER TO UNA, WE D WAIT FOR D NEXT ACTION

    • saliu

      September 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Have you seen our next action, where is the the sultan of the caliphate. we route and smoke them out before xmas.

  2. justdeywakapass

    August 25, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    ABI O…

  3. Busarni

    August 25, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Nigeria Army in self denial since 100BC. Flush these idiots out now,,,,

  4. mulikat

    August 25, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Pls Boko Harm,not only Gwoza,declares all Northern Nigeria Caliphate,pls, easy way for us to go seperate way.

    • CovertNigerian

      August 26, 2014 at 2:53 am

      How would this “genius” idea of yours be a solution?

  5. Emerald-Fashion Blog (plus-size fashion)

    August 25, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    @mulikat LMAO

  6. brainchild

    August 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    What took them so long!? Since they have been under going operation point and kill, and schools have been shut down for years in Borno State, it is obvious they are in charge.

  7. ak

    August 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Mulikat is back.

  8. Meg

    August 25, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Meen, this is how it starts o! I don’t claim to be an authority on Nigerian politics, but nnaa meen, this is trouble. Next thing we will have an ISIS situation on our hands. Abeg, nip this in the bud, Nigerian Army. Too many people have died already!
    They take over a police training school and that’s not justification enough to surround that place and blow them to high heavens?
    Pls o!!!

  9. Khaleesi

    August 26, 2014 at 12:10 am

    these guys are really looking to establish themselves as nigerian ISIS. i’m not sure the world will come to our aide ooooo

  10. Tosin

    August 26, 2014 at 10:34 am

    On whose authority? This is a mental problem.

  11. Eu

    August 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    E don start.

  12. mrs chidukane

    August 26, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    No action until after 2015 election and even then as long as Aso Rock isn’t affected GEJ doesn’t mind.

  13. G. Odo

    August 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    All I got to say is that these are just the beginning. How true the words of 2nd Timothy 3:1: “That we’re living in the last days.”

  14. Adojf

    September 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Stephen Davis Never lies

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