Nigeria Radical Sect

December 5, 2012 - 5:33 AM
FILE: This file image made available from Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2012, taken from video posted by Boko Haram sympathizers shows the leader of the radical Islamist sect Imam Abubakar Shekau. The video of Imam Abubakar Shekau cements his leadership in the sect known as Boko Haram. Now, Boko Haram seems to be growing ever-stronger, killing more people than ever before and slowly internationalizing their outlook, a possible danger for the rest of West Africa. More than 770 people have been killed in Boko Haram attacks so far this year, according to an Associated Press count, making 2012 the worst year of violence attributed to the group.(AP Photo, FIle ) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIAL