Boko Haram claims responsibility for Abuja, Lagos attacks in new video
The leader of Nigeria'sBoko HaramIslamists has claimed responsibility for a 25 June bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack the same day at a fuel depot in Lagos, in a new video seen by AFP on Sunday. The authorities tried to cover up the Lagos attack, describing it as an industrial accident, but an AFP investigation revealed it was a deliberate explosion. In the 16-min video, Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau also voices support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS) militants and mocks the social media and protest campaign Bring Back Our Girls. ‘I ordered (the bomber) who went and detonated it,’ Abubakar Shekau said of the Lagos bomb, while claiming responsibility for the ‘bomb in filthy Abuja’ that killed at least 22 people.