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Nigerian military says Boko Haram “pretends to be alive” on social media

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters has described the recent threat by Boko Haram to capture President Buhari as a fiction of the imagination of the sect and urged Nigerians to attach no significance to it.

Reacting to the threat issued by Boko Haram in the latest video released by the terrorist group, Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar said the sect has been destroyed beyond redemption by the military.

“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.”

He boasted that, “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.”

READ: Boko Haram threatens to capture President Buhari in new video

Abubakar further described the new video as an attempt by the insurgents to seek relevance, knowing that they have been subdued by the military.

“We know what we have done, and what we are planning to do.”

“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 where sources can hardly be traced. The so-called video is an attempt by the remnants to remind us that there were once some Boko Haram elements,” he added.

The defence spokesman assured Nigerians of the imminent end to the group and declared, “I believe the group is near ending, the video is a complete sign of weakness and poses no threat to us.”

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