The leader of the extremist Islamist sect Boko Haram has threatened to burn down more schools and kill teachers but denied his fighters were killing children.
In a video released yesterday Abubakar Shekau denied his group was negotiating a peace deal with the Nigerian government.
He said he supported fighters who burned down schools in north-east Nigeria in recent weeks but added that the Koran forbade the killing of children, women and the elderly. Dozens of children have been killed.
He then warned: “School teachers who are teaching western education? We will kill them! We will kill them.”