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Boko Haram's elusive chief has made his first look in months, claiming accountability for a spate of suicide bombings and rejecting claims scores of his fighters have been killed. Abubakar Shekau spoke for almost 20 minutes of a 27-minute video obtained by AFP on Friday, in a trademark pose in entrance of a sub-machine gun, flanked by two masked militant fighters. Speaking within the native languages Hausa and Kanuri, in addition to Arabic, Shekau mentioned the recording was made on Thursday and that he was "in good well being", opposite to claims he could also be injured. But he appeared subdued in contrast with earlier appearances. Criticising regional leaders, he singled out Cameroon's President Paul Biya, whose authorities on Wednesday mentioned troops had killed 60 Boko Haram fighters and arrested 21 others in latest weeks. Government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary additionally mentioned greater than 5,000 civilian "hostages" had been freed in operations alongside the border with Nigeria from February 27 to March 7. But Shekau stated: "We fought alongside the Cameroonian border. You lied that you just killed 60 of our fighters, that you simply arrested 20 of our males, that you just freed 5,000 of your individuals. "Paul Biya, is it that you just cannot dwell off lies? Is it with this that you're going to persuade the West, your leaders? It's unlucky. Watch out, Paul Biya." Caliphate 'working easily' Shekau was final seen on digicam in a video message in December final yr after Nigeria's navy claimed it had flushed out Boko Haram fighters from its Sambisa Forest stronghold. Troops, with the assistance of regional forces from Cameroon, Chad and Niger, in addition to Benin, have since early 2015 managed to claw again many of the territory misplaced to the radical Islamists in 2014. But Shekau insisted "our caliphate is operating easily". The militant chief declared an Islamic state in northeast vanguardngr.com/">Nigeria in August 2014. Despite its lack of territory and claims from the navy it's on the verge of defeat, suicide bomb assaults stay a menace to civilians, notably within the Borno state capital, Maiduguri. At least two folks have been killed on Wednesday when 4 feminine suicide bombers detonated their explosives in town. Shekau stated the group was "chargeable for all of the suicide explosions in Maiduguri and we'll proceed with them". Boko Haram launched one other video on Monday displaying the execution of three males stated to be authorities spies. However the message didn't characteristic Shekau.