Abuja – The military has debunked the claim of the leader of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau that it had formed a Caliphate in a northeast town seized by the earlier this month.
In a statement on its website, the military said the claim was 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,’’ it said.
It added that appropriate military operations to secure that area from the activities of the bandits was still ongoing.
The group had claimed in a new video that Gwoza in Borno had been placed under an Islamic Caliphate. (NAN)