The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has dismissed the latest video released by Boko Haram Terrorists, saying it is a fabrication aimed at discrediting the Nigerian military.
A statement jointly signed by the Acting Director and Public Relations Officer, AbdulRazaq Uthman and Shefiu Ayorinde respectively, the group said it was clear that the sustained military onslaught was hitting the insurgents hard.
The statement said the terrorist group released the video because its logistics was in shambles, as it is surrounded on all sides, thereby cutting off its supplies.
“Boko Haram should surrender instead of trying to hoodwink Nigerians with anachronistic tactics. Boko Haram is known to have filmed its own dastardly operations. The victims shown in the video may have been victims of its several massacres of innocent civilians. The new video is nothing more than a fabrication. It is used as a ruse to escape the current pressure. It is also obvious that the girl in the video spoke under duress”, MURIC said.
The extremist sect released a video at the weekend showing some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
A masked Boko Haram fighter, who spoke in the clip, which purported to show the lifeless bodies of some of the schoolgirls, claimed that they were killed by airstrikes conducted by the Nigerian military.
But the MURIC described the new video as “A ploy to discredit the Nigerian military. It is also calculated to incite Nigerians, particularly parents of the Chibok girls, their immediate neighbours, the Bring Back Our Girls group and the world at large against the federal government”.
It, therefore, cautioned the Nigerian public and the international community not to fall into the trap of the Boko Haram strategists.
On those declared wanted by the Nigerian Army in connection with the release of the video clip, MURIC said: “The alert sent out on the journalist is suggestive of desperation. The security agencies should collaborate, exchange information via regular situation report sessions and use the intelligence gathered so far to trace the girls”.
“Whoever assumes that Ahmad Salkida knows the exact location of the girls is being naïve. Do you think the insurgents will be stupid enough to meet him anywhere near the girls’ hideout? Do you expect them to repose 100 per cent trust in him? The army must think of something else”, it said.