The Defence Headquarters has described the naming of a new leader for the Boko Haram group as propaganda by terrorist group, ISIL. Defence spokesman, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, said this while reacting to yesterday’s report by BBC that the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIL) has named Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the new leader for Boko Haram.
“It is the desperation of a drowning man, he gropes for even his shadow. The group knows they are on the losing side. They are using every available propaganda to remain relevant. What we have achieved is not propaganda, the reality on the ground is that they are decimated,” he said.