The Nigerian Army has reacted to Boko Haram’s claim that they killed the 78 farmers because of the revenge for the arrest of one of its members.
Major General John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, who reacted to the claims of the Boko Haram while giving an update on Thursday, December 3, concerning the operations of the armed forces between November 26 and December 2 in Abuja, said the insurgents are trying to instill fear in the minds of the people because they have seen the governor is trying to make sure that people return to their homes.
Recall that the Boko Haram leader released a video in which he alleged that the farmers had given information about their movement in the area to the military.
Enenche said “The truth is that whenever they are losing ground as a result of the military activities, this is what they resort to.
“It is a fallacy because we killed one of them and that the farmers gave information about them, but the likelihood is wickedness.
“They want to use that to instill fear in the minds of the people because they have seen the governor trying to make sure that people return to their homes.
“Our message here to the general public is that they should not be discouraged and that we are moving forward and with your cooperation, we are going to end this menace.”
The Defence Spokesperson added that troops have been carrying out ground and air offensives against the insurgents who are trying to instill fear with propaganda.
NEWSIE EVENTS MEDIA TEAM Follow Us On Twitter,Instagram & Facebook
@NewsieEvents,I.G newsieevents, Facebook Newsie Events