No resistance to Nigerian extremist attack
25 March 2014, 12:36
Maiduguri - A new video issued by the Boko Haram terrorist network shows extremists shooting confidently in the Nigerian army's main barracks in north-eastern Nigeria and meeting no resistance during a raid earlier this month.
The Nigerian military had reported killing scores of militants to repel a 14 March assault on Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
But the video, delivered on Monday through the same channels as previous Boko Haram messages, showed a different picture.
It showed Islamic extremists breaking into a notorious detention center in the barracks and freeing hundreds, including militants.
In a filmed speech Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claims to have freed 2 000 fighters. He says the people the military killed were wrongfully detained civilians.
Boko Haram often uses videos as claims of responsibility for attacks.