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Screen Shot of man in Boko Haram video claiming to be Abubakar Shekau

A man claiming to be Boko Haram's leader mocked the Nigerian army in a new video


The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram resurfaced in a video that was posted to social media on Sunday. 

In the new video, a man claiming to be Abubakar Shekau denies the Nigerian army's claim that he was "fatally wounded" in a raid on Aug. 19, according to CNN

"You broadcast the news and published it in the social media that you injured or killed me, and here I am," the man said in the 40-minute video, according to Voice of America

On YouTube, the video is dated Sept. 25. 

In the video, the man claiming to be Shekau taunts the parents of the nearly 300 girls who were kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school in 2014. 

He teases parents about whether their daughters will be released and insists that Boko Haram fighters must be released first. 

The kidnapping sparked global outrage and prompted global figures to support the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. 

Some of the kidnapped teenagers were "given" to the terrorists as wives, according to CNN.

The Nigerian army dismissed the video and said it was just further proof of Shekau's desperation. 

"The video has shown beyond all reasonable doubt the earlier suspicion that the purported factional terrorists group leader is mentally sick and unstable," the Nigerian army said in a statement. "The ranting is also another sign that the end is near for him which is part of the signs of all wicked people. The Nigerian Army wishes to assure the public that they should not be bothered by the contents of the video clip."

The army also said that Boko Haram has been significantly weakened.

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