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BOKO HARAM VOWS TO BOMB ABUJA: It’s empty threat, Army says



BOKO HARAM VOWS TO BOMB ABUJA: It's empty threat, Army says

The Nigeria Army has dismissed a vow by the Boko Haram sect to bomb Abuja in a new video clip with a wave of hand and described it as propaganda and empty threat.

In the new video clip released by the terrorist group, one of the members who was among those the Federal Government swapped for the 82 recently released Chibok schoolgirls, boasted that his members are prepared to bomb Abuja, adding that they would never enter into any dialogue for peace with the Federal Government.

But responding in a statement released by Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the army described the threat as a mere strategy by the terrorists not only to seek public attention but also to seek significance.

The statement read, “The attention of Nigerian Army has been drawn to two video clips released by one of the released Boko Haram terrorists in exchange for the abducted Chibok school girls.

“In the first clip the terrorist, among other things, made boastful and spurious allegations, while the second clip was about alleged indoctrination of some of the abducted Chibok school girls in captivity.

“We wish to state that the terrorist has lost touch with current realities. It was aimed at seeking relevance and attention.

“As you are all aware, he was a direct beneficiary of the process that led to the release of 82 of the abducted girls, and does not have a say or capacity to do anything, therefore his threats should be ignored.

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“We would like to assure the public that the Nigerian Army is totally committed to the Federal Government’s determined efforts of rescuing all abducted persons and peace in the country. We will not relent our determined efforts of clearing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists as manifested through the ongoing clearance operations.

“The Nigerian Air Force is unrelenting in its bombardment while other Security Agencies are equally doing their best. Therefore, we wish to solicit for more support, cooperation and understanding of the public, particularly members of the Press.

“We should not give in to terrorists propaganda and empty threats. We have come to a very critical stage of the fight against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria that require more patriotism and security consciousness by all and sundry.

“Gone were the days when people glamorize terrorists and their criminal acts.”


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