FG Rubbishes Reported Appointment Of New Boko Haram Leader




The Nigerian government has described as cheap
propaganda the report that ISIS has appointed a new leader
for Boko Haram.
The Nigerian Government says it is too late to employ such
tactics to revive the defeated terrorist organization.
”By the way, don’t believe the cheap propaganda by the
global terrorist group ISIS, which has reportedly named a
new leader for Boko Haram.
“Our gallant military has put Boko Haram on the run and
nothing will bring back the terrorists, not even the wishful
thinking by ISIS,” the Minister of Information and Culture
said.
Mr Lai Mohammed said this in his remarks on Thursday at
the ongoing All Nigerian Conference of Editors (ANEC) 2016
in Port Harcourt.
According to reports, ISIS, to which Boko Haram has
pledged allegiance, has named one Abu Musab Al-Barnawi
as the new leader of Boko Haram in West Africa.
The Nigerian military had earlier dismissed the reported
appointment.
In its reaction, the Defence Headquarters said that the
change was irrelevant and inconsequential to the military’s
operation in the north-east.
The Director of Defence Information, Rabe Abubakar, said
that the military remained focused on its operation in the
north-east, as the announcement was only aimed at
seeking attention and relevance.

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