Nigeria Military Base Attack Kills at Least 20

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -

Fighters linked to the radical Islamic terrorist network Boko Haram attacked a military base in Nigeria’s north on Sunday in an assault that left at least 20 people dead as the network’s leader denied any peace talks with Nigeria’s government.

The attack in the village of Monguno, some 125 miles from the city of Maiduguri, punctuated the video statement by Abubakar Shekau that said Nigeria will remain under attack by the group until the multiethnic nation is ruled by Islamic law.

Shekau also threatened the man who in recent months claimed to be a leader of Boko Haram and said that the group wanted to agree to a ceasefire with Nigeria’s security forces.