Boko Haram Video: We will not end war until all terrorists are wiped out – DHQ.
***Military Subjects Shekau’s Video to Forensic Analyses.
Against the backdrop of the purported video from Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau calling on members of the sect to drop their arms and embrace peace, the Defence headquarters last night vowed that it will not end the war on terror until all remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists are wiped out from the country.
It said the armed forces of Nigeria will continue to fight in other to consolidate on the gains so far made in clearing the terrorists until they are driven out from every inch of Nigerian territory.
A statement in this regard signed by Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar said “It has come to the notice of the Defence Headquarters about the online video clips purportedly released by the Boko Haram Terrorists Leader, Abubakar Shekau or his replica in Arabic and Hausa Languages showing remorse and asking for forgiveness.
“The DHQ wishes to state emphatically that not minding the contents of the video clips, the Armed Forces of Nigeria would continue to fight in order to consolidate the successes recorded so far and assuring Nigerians that no inch of the Nigerian territory would be allowed to be bastardized by any force of darkness again.
“The DHQ is also reassuring the good citizens of our great country that all captives under the coffer of the Boko Haram Terrorist’s would regain their freedom with the ongoing military’s final offensive against the terrorists.
“While the Nigerian Military would not rest until all the remnants of the terrorist group are completely wiped out of our blessed land, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, wishes to commend all officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces for their sacrifices, determination and courage to degrade the terrorists and task them to complete the good job they have started soonest in line with our rules of engagement.
“The said video clips should therefore be discountenanced as it could be another ploy or antics of the terrorists to keep our innocent citizen off their current security alertness to maximize casualties if attacked.
“The Nigerian Armed Forces are now determined more than ever before to end this ugly trend.
“Members of the public are also advised not to be carried away by the video clips, but to be extra vigilant and be security conscious at all times during Easter celebration and beyond.
“The Public is also reminded to report any suspicious strange faces, movement and object to the nearest security agency so as to counter any unholy plans of the Godless terrorist group”
Meanwhile the Nigeria military said yesterday that it is subjecting a purported new video from leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau to forensic examinations in order to ascertain its authenticity.
The development is sequel to calls being made by Abubakar Shekau in the said video on his followers to embrace peace and stop the fighting by sheath their swords and surrender.
A top military officer however disclosed that: “the ongoing campaign against insurgency and indeed Boko Haram is being intensified most especially in the Sambisa forest, and its environs in order to further degrade and demystify the sect and bring them to their knees.
“We are aware of the video but we are subjecting it to thorough forensic investigation. We won’t take any action that can stop the ongoing offensives against the terrorists in all fronts. Every terrorist is free to surrender.
“While the military is conscious of sustaining the tempo on its war against terrorism, the military intelligence will subject the undated and unverified video to forensic analyses.” The officer concluded.
Shekau was last heard from in March 2015, when an audio message attributed to him was released pledging Boko Haram’s allegiance to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), after which it rebranded itself as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). The Boko Haram leader also issued a threat to disrupt 2015’s general elections in Nigeria.
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