FG Dismisses Reported Appointment Of New Boko Haram LeaderFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, August 5th, 2016
By Niyi Adeyi
RIVERS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the announcement Wednesday, the Federal Government (FG) Thursday described as cheap propaganda the report that the so-called ISIS has appointed a new leader for Boko Haram.
In a statement issued in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital by Information and Culture Minister, Alhjai Lai Mohammed, the Nigerian Government taunted that it was too late to employ such tactics to revive the defeated Nigerian 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 said in his remarks at the ongoing All Nigerian
Conference of Editors (ANEC) 2016 in the Garden city.
It would be recalled the so-called ISIS, to which Boko Haram is affiliated, Wednesday named one Abu Musab Al-Barnawi as its newly appointed leader.
In the meantime, the maverick and controversial Nigerian terrorists’ group leader, Abubakar Shekau, has countered the IS’s announcement, insisting that he remained Boko Haram Head.
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