The Defence Headquarters said yesterday Thursday it was studying the claims made in a video purportedly released by terrorists showing their leader, Shekau dismissing his death.
A statement released in the DHQ website said from immediate observation, the video did not indicate when it was shot and any proof “of life or currency such as screen time or date”
“The video also did not make any reference to anything that has happened since the impostor’s reported death,” it said.
The statement noted that air plane mentioned in the video had been missing before he (Shekau) was killed.
It said, “It should not surprise anybody if the terrorists decide to manipulate pictures, clone another Shekau or upload a pre-recorded video all in a bid to prove invincible.
“As far as we are concerned, the individual who was appearing in video and claiming to be the leader of the terrorist group was killed in the Kondunga battle in September.
“The resemblance of the corpse and that of the eccentric character was incontrovertible. His identity was equally corroborated by people who knew him before we announced his death.”
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