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Presidency speaks on new Boko Haram video, says government trying to establish contacts with Jihadists

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The Presidency on Thursday said that the latest Boko Haram video has created urgency for the security agencies, especially the secret services in the efforts to ensuring the release of those on the captivity of the terrorist groups.

It also expressed worry over the recent video released by the terrorist group showing some abducted Nigerians.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, “The Presidency has been briefed by the responsible government agency about the disturbing video showing our citizens, the humanitarian aid workers held captive.

“Presidency has been given assurances that contact is being made and the captors are being talked to.

“Besides these aid workers, there are some others about whom this engagement is about-Leah Sharibu, a religious leader and all the others.

“These discussions have been ongoing even before this time and what this latest incident has done is to bring urgency to the efforts that the secret service is making.

“Government is making contacts, in the hope that the captors will see reason to not visit hardship or even harm on these innocent individuals. Government is working.” he said

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