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Boko Haram "Cheap propaganda," - FG reacts to appointment of sect's new leader

ISIS, to which Boko Haram is affiliated, named Abu Musab Al-Barnawi as the new leader of Boko Haram sect.

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Lai Mohammed

(Nigerian Mirror)

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The Federal Government has described as cheap propaganda the report that ISIS has appointed a new leader for Boko Haram.

Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture stated this on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the ongoing All Nigerian Conference of Editors (ANEC) in Port Harcourt.

According to reports, ISIS, to which Boko Haram is affiliated, has named Abu Musab Al-Barnawi as the new leader of Boko Haram sect.

The minister maintained that it was too late to employ such tactics to revive the defeated Nigerian terrorist organization.

"By the way, I don’t believe the cheap propaganda by the global terrorist group ISIS, which has reportedly named a new leader for Boko Haram," the minister said in a statement by his special assistant, Segun Adeyemi.

Our gallant military has put Boko Haram on the run and nothing will bring back the terrorists, not even the wishful thinking by ISIS." 

Meanwhile, Abubakar Shekau has said that he was deceived by the Islamic State. The overthrown terrorist boss spoke in an audio message released in Hausa and Arabic in reaction to ISIS’ announcement.

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