Nigeria Defence Headquarters today dismissed the claim by the Leader of the Boko Haram that Abubakar Shekau that the sect has taken over Gwoza from the Nigeria Government.
According to statement by Defence Spokesperson, Major Gen. Chris Olukolade said that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country remains intact.
In his statement Olukolade said; “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 that expression of delusion and crime.
“Appropriate military operations to secure that area from the activities of the bandits are still ongoing”