Thursday, 15 September 2016


The Army Chief, the Defence Headquarters urged Nigerians to ignore the latest video released by Boko haram in which it vowed to capture President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Acting Director Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, described the threat as empty, lacking in substance and a joke.

Abubakar said the military had dealt with the insurgents in such a way that they had migrated to the cyberspace to make empty threats.

He said the latest video by the insurgents was an attempt to remind Nigerians that they once existed.

He stressed that the military was aware of what it had done and was still planning to do to the insurgent group.

Abubakar, who described the video as a sign of weakness, said the threat posed by the group was almost being brought to an end.

He said, “We don’t have any comment. We know what we have done, and what we are planning to do. The only place they have agenda for now is the social media.

“The only ground the Boko Haram can go to hide and pretend to be alive is the social media because it is everybody’s home.

 “The so-called video is an attempt by the remnants to remind us that there were once some Boko Haram elements.

“The issue of the threat to capture PMB is a complete joke and a dream of the century. Therefore, the entire clip should be ignored as everybody is appreciative of our feat against Boko Haram.

 “It is not just an empty threat; it is a threat that has no substance at all. It is a senseless threat from their imagination. Nigeria should simply ignore it.”

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