Boko Haram Says AIT Phone-In Interview Call Is Fake

Islamist militant sect Boko Haram
has revealed that a purported
telephone call made to the
African Independent Television
(AIT) by a caller pretending to
be a Boko Haram spokesperson was fake. A source close to the sect told
Saharareporters that the no
one in the sect or any on its
leadership initiated a call
threatening to attack Lagos
and Abuja in 72 hours. A Nigerian local TV station-
African Independent Television-
had played a phone call in which
an individual claiming to be a
representative of Boko Haram
threatened to attack Lagos and Abuja in 72 hours. The caller also requested that
Nigeria President Goodluck
Jonathan unconditionally meet
with the sect in Yobe state,
without security, to discuss the
terms of a ceasefire, but our most reliable source said the
call was a prank pulled by
individuals capitalizing on the
hysteria created by Boko
Haram’s recent attacks in
northern Nigeria.

Culled from Saharareporters.com

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