The Nigeria military has described
the latest video clip released by the Boko Haram insurgents as a desperate
attempt by a dying sect to remain
The military, yesterday, in a
statement by Brig.-General Rabe Abubakar, Acting Director Defence Information,
dismissed the assemblage of worshippers in the video purportedly taken during
last week’s eid-el-kabir prayers as a scam.
“The military is not deterred by
the Photoshop assemblage of worshippers at the supposed Eid-El Kabir prayer
which is a replica of the video clip released by the sect in 2014, This has
cast aspersion to the credibility of the clip and therefore should be
In the clip, Abubakar Shekau vowed
to capture President Muhammadu Buhari.
The military said in as much as it
would have allowed the ranting of the Boko Haram in its latest video clip to go
without formal reaction, “it becomes necessary to make some comments to douse
the apprehension of the Nigerian citizens concerning the outburst in the video
It said the video clip was a
complete show of weakness and sign that the end is near for the insurgents.
Abubakar restated the military’s
commitment, determination and resilience exterminate
The statement further read:
“The Nigerian military is highly
committed to making lives unbearable to the enemies of this nation wherever
they are and would do all that is required within its rules of engagement to
ensure that no part of Nigerian territory is conducive and habitable for
insurgents and any other criminals to stay and operate.
The military believes so much in
making statement through its action as evidenced in its past achievements
rather than making noise in propaganda gimmick as exhibited by the Boko Haram
elements in its recent video clip. Empty
vessel, they say, makes most sound.
“All threat to leadership of our
nation, military and citizens, should be discountenanced in its entirety as
military is capable of further decimating the insurgents and providing security
for all. While our operation will continue as planned with many terrorists
already surrendering and may captives rescued, we advise all the remaining
surviving Boko Haram terrorists to surrender now for their own good. The
military wishes to reiterate its commitment, determination and resilience in
stamping out Boko Haram and other related criminals across the country.”
The army said Nigerians should not
bother about the antics of the degraded sect.
“Meeting their waterloo is surely
imminent. With the support and prayers
from the good citizens of our great country the Armed Forces make bold to say
that never again would insurgence be allowed to reign supreme in our