Dreaded and deadly insurgent group [Jama’atu AhlisSunnah Lidda’awati Waljahad] generally known has launched a new Public Relation campaign via twitter meant to win people over to its side. Allafrica report.
The twitter account @Alurwa_Alwuthqa, which claims to be the conduit in view of the group, announced the sect’s capture of Monguno while also showing pictures of child soldiers in training.
The handle writing in Arabic started twitting on the 18th of January with a message about Baga attack has over 3,000 followers.
Although, there is no video of the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau on the account, but there is a video of an interview with one Abu Mus’ab Albarnawi who is said to be the spokesman of the group.
The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has not made any comment to this as at the time of filing this report.
The Islamist sect also released photos purportedly showing a training camp for child soldiers.
The images show kids dressed in blue and black clothing aiming automatic rifles.
They are the first pictures released by the group to show child soldiers, according to global security firm and NBC News counter-terrorism consultant Flashpoint Intelligence.
Like ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram says it wants to establish its own state [caliphate] based on hard-line Islamic law.
Al-Urwa Al-Wuthqa Media, the group’s emerging media arm that posted the photos, described the children as Boko Haram’s “the cubs of the Caliphate,” Flashpoint’s Laith Alkhouri told NBC News.