The Nigerian army has responded to the threat
issued by Boko Haram terrorists to capture and kill
President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a video released by the group loyal to Abubakar
Shekau, Boko Haram said its members are still
many and stay resilient despite the Nigerian army
operation that killed scores of its foot soldiers and
recaptured Nigerian territory under its control.
Part of their statement read: “This is our eid prayer
from us and by the support of our leader Imam
Abubakar Al-Shekau. We are extending our
greetings to our people and fighters.
“Message to the infidels and the leader of the
entire infidels who is President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari, that he should know we are
very strong and doing very good.
“By the will of Allah under the leadership of our
leader will capture Buhari with our hands. “My last
message is to you Buratai, Kukasheka and the rest
of the infidels.
“You should know that this is a brand new video
which we recorded today the 12th of September
2016, using the infidel’s calendar.
“It is a new video, not an old one. It is a brand
new video; (we hear) you are saying you will finish
us with your fighter jets.
“By the grace of God, you will see what we will do
However, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar who is the
director of defence information said the threat was
an empty one as the terrorist did not have the
power to attack the president.
He said: “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
“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