FG dismisses new boko haram leader as ‘cheap propaganda’

Solomon Chung, Port Harcourt, Rivers State

The Nigerian government has described as cheap propaganda, the report that ISIS has appointed a new leader for boko haram, saying it is too late to employ such tactics to revive the defeated 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 Port Harcourt on Thursday.

According to reports, ISIS, has named Abu Musab Al-Barnawi as the new leader of boko haram, which is said to be affiliated to the Arab terror group.