The Defence Headquarters has reacted to the video released by a faction of Boko Haram loyal to Abubakar Shekau, urging Nigerians to ignore the sect as they were only making an empty threat.
The terrorist group had in a video released on Tuesday, September 13, threatened to capture or kill President Muhammadu Buhari as well as deal with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai.
However, the Acting Director Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, on Wednesday, described the threat as empty, bereft of substance and a joke, adding that he military had dealt with the insurgents in such a way that they had migrated to the cyberspace to make empty threats.
Abubakar stated that the recent video by the insurgents was an attempt to remind Nigerians that they were once in existence. He emphasised that the military was aware of what it had done and was still planning to do to the insurgent group.
Describing the video as a sign of weakness, Abubakar said the threat posed by the group was almost being brought to an end.
“We don’t have any comment. We know what we have done, and what we are planning to do. The only place they have agenda for now is the social media. 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.
“The so-called video is an attempt by the remnants to remind us that there were once some Boko Haram elements. 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.
“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.”
Do yopu believe the Nigerian Army/Defense Headquarters will be just right to dismiss the video with folded arms?