‘The claim is empty’: Nigerian Military Debunks Formation Of Caliphate In Borno

‘The claim is empty’: Nigerian Military Debunks Formation Of Caliphate In Borno

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on August 24, 2014
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Chris Olukolade
FILE: Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade speaks to journalists from The Associated Press in an interview in Abuja, Nigeria, on Thursday, May 30, 2013. (Photo Credit: AP/Jon Gambrell)

The Nigerian military has responded to the claim of the leader of the extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau that a northeast town seized by the insurgents earlier this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, in a new video.

In a tweet on its twitter handle, the Defence Headquarters states that “the claim is empty” and that operations in the alleged area is ongoing.

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