Defence Headquarters has described the latest video clip by the Boko Haram sect as diversionary and a desperate attempt by the group it described as dying, to remain relevant.
It said the video clip was a complete show of weakness and sign that the end was near for the insurgents.
In a statement, the Defence Headquarters said the military was equally not deterred by the photoshop assemblage of worshippers at the supposed Eid-el Kabir prayer, which it said was a replica of the video clip released by the sect in 2014.
The statement said the action cast aspersion to the credibility of the clip and, therefore, should be disregarded.
According to the statement, all threats to leadership of the country, military and citizens should be discountenanced in its entirety, as military was capable of further decimating the insurgents and providing security for all.
It said: “The Nigerian military is highly committed to making lives unbearable for the enemies of this nation wherever they are and would do all that is required within its rules of engagement to ensure that no part of Nigerian territory is conducive and habitable for insurgents and any other criminals to stay and operate.
“The military believes so much in making statement through its action, as evidenced in its past achievements, rather than making noise in propaganda gimmick as exhibited by the Boko Haram elements in its recent video clip. Empty vessel, they say, makes most sound.
“While our operation will continue as planned with many terrorists already surrendering and many captives rescued, we advise all the remaining surviving Boko Haram terrorists to surrender now for their own good.
“The military wishes to reiterate its commitment, determination and resilience in stamping out Boko Haram and other related criminals across the country.
“We urge Nigerians not to bother about the antics of the degraded sect. Meeting their waterloo is surely imminent.
“With the support and prayers from the good citizens of our great country, the Armed Forces make bold to say that never again would insurgency be allowed to reign supreme in our fatherland.”