JUST IN: ‘Shekau Video Mere Boko Haram Propaganda’ – Nigerian Army

JUST IN: ‘Shekau Video Mere Boko Haram Propaganda’ – Nigerian Army

By Abdul Jummai | Politics Reporter on December 29, 2016
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Sani Usman, AA Yusuf
Brigadier General Sani Usman, Nigerian Army Spokesman in a file photo when he was a colonel

The Nigerian Army has dismissed the latest Boko Haram video starring ‘Abubakar Shekau’, the leader of the Islamist terrorist group as “mere propaganda”.

The terrorists released a video earlier on Thursday, December 29, 2016 attempting to disprove President Muhammadu Buhari’s claims that the army had crushed Boko Haram and reclaimed Sambisa Forest.

“The attention of the Nigerian Army is drawn to a video clip released by Boko Haram terrorist group from an undisclosed location a while ago, showing its purported leader, making spurious claims,” Sani Usman, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, said in an e-mailed statement to The Trent, on Thursday.

“While effort is ongoing to subject the video for further forensic analysis, the Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that it has captured and occupied the last known stronghold of the terrorists group in the Sambisa forest.

“We would like to reassure the public that this video is nothing but mere terrorists propaganda aimed at creating fear in the mind of people and to remain relevant.

“Therefore, there is no cause for alarm, more so as concerted effort in clearing the vestiges of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding is still ongoing.

“Our gallant troops deployed in various parts of the north east have continued to intensify search for all persons associated with Boko Haram terrorist group with a view to bring them to justice.

“Consequently, the public are hereby enjoined to go about their normal lawful business, remain vigilant and security conscious. They should also report any suspicious person or group of persons to security agencies,” Brigadier General Usman ended.

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