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Leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists threatens to slaughter German hostage, 'always crying.'

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists is threatening to kill a captured German.

Abubakar Shekau says in a new video released late Friday that Boko Haram is still holding the unidentified German who he says is "always crying."

PHOTO: FILE - This Monday May. 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said Friday Oct. 31, 2014 the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off.  (AP Photo/File)
FILE - This Monday May. 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said Friday Oct. 31, 2014 the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off. (AP Photo/File)

He says they could "hack him or slaughter him or shoot him."

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said this week that there was no new information about the abducted German.

A previous video, received by The Associated Press through the same channels, showed the beheading of a man friends identified as the pilot of a missing fighter jet that Boko Haram claims to have shot down.

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PHOTO: FILE - In this May 12, 2014 file image from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network shows their leader Abubakar Shekau speaks to the camera. The leader of Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group Boko Haram denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off. In a new video released late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, Abubakar Shekau dashed hopes for a prisoner exchange to get the girls released. “The issue of the girls is long forgotten because I have long ago married them off,” he said, laughing. “In this war, there is no going back.” (AP Photo/File)
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