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Army says Boko Haram video is propaganda

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Following the threat by one the commanders swqpped for the 82  Chibok girls that he would bomb Abuja, the Army has descibed his threat as an empty one.
In the video obtained by international journalist, Ahmad Salkida, one Shuaibu Moni, a Boko Haram commander, said that it was not true that only five insurgents were released in exchange for the Chibok girls.
But in a statement, the Army through its spokesman, Brigadier-General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the video was mere propaganda.
He added: “In the first clip the terrorist, among other things, made boastful and spurious allegations, while the second clip was about alleged indoctrination of some of the abducted Chibok school girls in captivity.
“We wish to state that the terrorist has lost touch with current realities.
“It was aimed at seeking relevance and attention.
“As  you are all aware, he was a direct beneficiary of the process that led to the release of 82 of the abducted girls, and does not have a say or capacity to do anything, therefore his threats should be ignored.
“We would like to assure the public that the Nigerian Army is totally committed to the Federal Government’s determined efforts of rescuing all abducted persons and peace in the country.
“We will not relent our determined efforts of clearing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists as manifested through the ongoing  clearance operations.
“The Nigerian Air Force is unrelenting in its bombardment while other Security Agencies are equally doing their best.
“Therefore, we wish to solicit for more support, cooperation and understanding of the public, particularly members of the Press.
“We should not give in to terrorists propaganda and empty threats. We have come to a very critical stage of the fight against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria that require more patriotism and security consciousness by all and sundry.
“Gone were the days when people glamorize terrorists and their criminal acts.”

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