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The Nigerian Army has described the video purportedly released by the Boko Haram showing its leader as “mere terrorist propaganda.”

A statement by Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman in Abuja on Thursday said the attention of the Nigerian Army had been drawn to the video clip released by the group from an undisclosed location, showing its purported leader, making spurious claims.

“While effort is on going 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 ongoing.

“Our gallant troops deployed in various parts of the North-East have continued to intensify the search for all persons associated with Boko Haram terrorist group with a view to bringing them to justice”, Usman said.

He urged the public to go about their normal lawful business, remain vigilant and be security conscious, adding that any suspicious person or group of persons should be reported to the security agencies.

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  • Osanebi Osakuni

    If Sambisa forest has been cleared, where then are the remaining Chinok girls who the girls that were earlier released claimed to be held in Sambisa till when they were released? The world will soon know who is propagating false propaganda.

  • Nwaizu Ikechukwu Bruno

    What the Governance should know is that Islamic Insurgency is more than Sambisa forest, it is a physiological issue, which has a strait of sublime influence so the victory should be sort not only physically but spiritually. We have been hearing of the Military exploits what of the Islamic spiritual leaders effort in re-educating the growing confused souls. Government should not only spend money on arms build up, but should also look into, the encouraging of the Islamic council in establishing an effective spiritual guidance and counselling movement tailored specifically for this growing controversy in the Koran interpretation.