Recent threats by Boko Haram terrorists are empty, the Nigerian military said in a statement on Tuesday, and vowed to crush the militants who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in March and have since modelled their propaganda after the Middle East killers.
“In recent times, there were some clips about the bomb factory released by Boko Haram terrorists in order to create apprehension and panic in our innocent citizens and to prove that they are still very much alive to their unholy, barbaric and unethical conduct,” the statement read.
“For avoidance of doubt, this and other tactics are nothing but empty threats which will not help them from being defeated. This shows that the Terrorist are true enemies of Nigerians therefore we must collectively condemn and stand firm to finish them.
“The Military is following them step by step, with a view to crushing them while avoiding human and collateral damage in line with our rules of engagement, code of conduct and standard operational procedure”.
Boko Haram has stepped up attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger in recent months and killed more than 2000 people in Nigeria since President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn into office, vowing to crush the killers, bombers and kidnappers within few months.
And he army reassurances have been dismissed by more bloodshed and a feeling that one of Africa’s largest armies is unable to crush the terrorists hiding in the Sambisa forest even with its superior power, tanks and jets.
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