The Nigerian Army on Sunday dismissed as an empty threat the recent Boko Haram video where the purported leader, Shekau made all sorts of assertions and threatening various towns, groups and individuals.
In the new video released at the weekend, the leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, had said there was no truth in the military’s claim that he was killed or wounded by soldiers.
He also said the much touted air raid by the Nigerian Air Force in which he was allegedly wounded was false.
But the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col Sani Usman in a statement assured the public not to be bothered by the contents of the video clip saying that military had made concerted effort to clear remnants of the group and rescue all persons held hostage by them especially the abducted Chibok Secondary School girls.
Usman also said the ranting is also another sign that the end is near for him which is part of the signs of all wicked people adding that the public should not be fooled by this individual.
“This is a task that will be accomplished, no matter how long it takes. We are determined in this regards. Already thousands of persons have been rescued by troops from the terrorists
“We want to assure Nigerians especially the residents of Maiduguri, Kano, Kaduna and Zaria not to panic as we have more than what it takes to defend them and deal decisively with the remnants of the terrorists group.” Usman said.
He said nation or society would believe him(Shekau) or any Boko Haram terrorist based on antecedent and as he has shown over times to be irrational and therefore unreliable especially when it comes to negotiations on the release of the abducted girls. Therefore he must release them unconditionally.
He reiterated that Boko Haram terrorism as it was known, is gone for good.
“We are just counting down to the day when all the few remnants will be totally wiped out or brought to justice adding that window still exists for the repentant ones among them to lay down their arms and surrender to justice.