The Defence Headquarters has said that the announcement of a new Boko Haram leader is irrelevant and inconsequential to the ongoing military’s operation in the north eastern parts of the country.
The Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General, RABE ABUBAKAR, who disclosed this in Abuja said that the military remained focused on its operation in the north east.
He said the announcement of a new leader for the group was only aimed at seeking unnecessary attention and relevance.
According to RABE ABUBAKAR and I quote “As far as we are concerned, what Boko Haram or their cohorts are doing is of no relevance to our operations against them. “We are just focused on clearing the remnants of the insurgents that are scattered around. Their latest move is the antics of a fading group and I believe that in the shortest time they will be history’’. End of quote.
You will recall that ISIS had announced ABU MUSAB AL-BARNAWI as the new leader of Boko Haram but silent on what has become of the group’s former leader, ABUBAKAR SHEKAU.