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Military Moves To Secure Captured Area Where Terrorists Declared Caliphate

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The Nigerian military has responded to the claim of the leader of the extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau that a northeast town seized by the insurgents earlier this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, in a new video.

Boko Haram’s leader said said it created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month, in a video obtained by Agency France-Presse on Sunday.

“Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in (the town of) Gwoza and made it part of the Islamic caliphate,” Abubakar Shekau said in the 52-minute video. He declared that Gwoza, in Borno state, now has “nothing to do with Nigeria.”

In a tweet on its twitter handle, the Defence Headquarters states that “the claim is empty. The sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Nigerian state is still intact.

“Any group of terrorists laying claim to any portion of the country will not be allowed to get away with the expression of delusion and crime.

“Appropriate military operations to secure that area from the activities of the bandits is still ongoing.”

For more the detail please visit: twitter.com/DefenceInfoNG

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