New Boko Haram video is fake, adulterated, Nigerian military says


The Nigeria military on Thursday said the recent video released by Boko Haram, in which thousands of the insurgents were shown celebrating the Islamic festival of Eidel Kabir, was manipulated and not a true representation of the current state of the group.

Boko Haram on Wednesday released a YouTube video in which they boasted of their membership strength and also threatened to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Defence Headquarters in a statement said the video was a ‘photoshop’ of an older video released by the group in 2014.

In the statement signed by the Acting Director Defence Information, Rabe Abubakar, the military said “the video clip is a complete show of weakness and sign that the end is near for the insurgents, hence it does not in any way poses threat to us.”

Mr. Abubakar, a Brigadier General, said the Nigerian military is ready to sustain its hostility against the insurgents. He called on the insurgents to take the path of peace by surrendering.

“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,” he said.

Boko Haram seeks to rule Northern Nigeria by enforcing strict Sharia law. Its activities have caused the death of about 20,000 persons and displacement of about two million others, mostly women and children.

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  • Truth Justice Equity

    This evil called boko haram,may God crush you guys to powder and feed it to the birds of the air.may all those who contributed to your formation, exploits and activities pay the supreme price for their crimes against Gods children. May those who reaped benefit from your satanic voyage pay back with their lives even to the fourth generations. Amen.

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  • Realitytalk

    Bokoharam had been dealt with well under this government

  • Political ninja

    So that video was manipulated??? Nigeria army I fear una.

  • Umar Dendi

    Mutanen nan suna da matsala.
    Ku fito ku fada mana gaskiya. Haba.
    Meyasa har yunzu kuka kasa crushing na su, tayaya mutane dayawa zasuyi congregating a waje haka amman kukasa gamawa dasu.
    Haba dan allah.