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Boko Haram ‘Threat against Buhari a complete joke,’ Military says

Boko Haram, in a video released on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 threatened to capture President Buhari.

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The Nigerian military has said that the recent threat made against President Muhammadu Buhari by terrorist sect, Boko Haram is a big joke.

The sect, in a video released on Tuesday, September 13, threatened to capture Buhari.

The military’s comments were made by Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar on Wednesday, September 14.

“It was the same video they used in 2014; this time around, they removed Shekau from it. This is cut and paste of an old video to make it look like new. Anything is possible in technology,” Abubakar said.

“The only ground the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) can go into and hide and pretend to be alive is the social media because it is everybody’s home without tracing the source.

“I believe the issue of the group is near ending by the special grace of God, The video is a complete sign of weakness and poses no threat to us. The so-called video is an attempt by the remnants to remind us that there was once Boko Haram elements. Empty vessels make the loudest noise.

“Issue of threat to PMB (President Muhammadu Buhari) is a complete joke and the dream of the century, therefore the entire clip is a washout. Everybody is appreciative of our feat against BHT, no doubt about it and they know too.

“We reiterate our total commitment and resilience in stamping them out, people shouldn’t be deceived by their use of photoshop,” he added.

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The recent video showed a group of terrorists praying in commemoration of the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

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