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Boko Haram declares caliphate in Nigerian town under rebel control
Boko Haram has announced that an Islamic caliphate has been established in a Nigerian town seized by the militant group earlier this month. It follows an attack on a police academy outside the town of Gwoza.
“Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brothers in Gwoza and made it part of the Islamic caliphate,” Abubakar Shekau, the group’s head, said in the 52-minute video, obtained by the news agency AFP.
He declared that Gwoza, a town in Borno state, 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 condemned a terrorist by the US and sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council.
The UN humanitarian office earlier this month confirmed reports that Gwoza was under rebel control.