Nigerian military dismisses Boko Haram’s video threat

Military authorities in Nigeria on Sunday dismissed Boko Haram's latest video threat.

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In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos, the Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, urged residents of northern cities of Maiduguri, Kano, Kaduna and Zaria, not to panic over a video purportedly posted by a factional leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau.

In the 38-minute-long video, in which Shekau appeared with two armed sect bodyguards, Shekau denied that he was killed or badly wounded as claimed by the army in August, and warned the people of Kano and Kaduna to repent.

Usman said the military has been making concerted efforts to clear the remnants of the terrorists, and rescue all persons held hostage by them, especially the abducted Chibok Secondary School girls.

“We would like to reiterate that Boko Haram terrorism as it was known is gone for good,” said the army spokesman. “We are just counting down to the day when all the few remnants will be totally wiped out or brought to justice.” Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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