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News: Boko Haram Opens Twitter Account

Insurgent group, Jama’atu AhlisSunnah Lidda’awati Waljahad, popularly known as Boko Haram has launched a new Public Relation campaign via twitter meant to win people over to its side. The twitter handle, Alurwa Alwuthqa, which claim to be the mouthpiece of the group, announced the sect’s capture of Monguno while also showing pictures of child soldiers in training.
The account communicating in Arabic which started twitting on the 18th of January with a message about Baga attack has over 3,000 followers.
Though there is no video of the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau on the account, there is a video of an interview with one Abu Mus’ab Albarnawi who is said to be the spokesman of the group. Both the interviewer and interviewee in the video had their faces blurred.
The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has not issued any comment on the twitter account and its content as at the time of filing this report.
Considering that the group is anti-western education and development, its quite ironic that it now has its own twitter account.

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