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Military denies terrorists have taken control of Gwoza

25 August 2014, 08:12Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Military has dismissed the declaration by terrorists they had taken control of the Islamic caliphate in Gwoza, a town in Borno State.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by Defense Headquarters in Abuja.             

“That 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,” read a statement from the Defense Headquarters.

Also Read: Boko Haram: Seized town part of Islamic caliphate

The military nonetheless added that appropriate operations to secure that area from the activities of the bandits were ongoing.

Terrorists suspected to be members of the Boko Haram group at the weekend declared an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza as under their control.

- CAJ News


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