By Stanley Onyekwere
The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre, SHAC, has declared the alleged hoisting of flags by some elements of the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria’s northeastern region as fake, ridiculous and totally unacceptable to stakeholders.
The Centre particularly described the development as false alarm and an attempt at frustrating the ongoing efforts to relocate and rehabilitate the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their homes.
SHAC said the information was not true as it remains a figment of the imagination of those merchants of death and profiteers of crisis who have vowed to see to the destabilisation of this country.
SHAC’s Director of Communications, SHAC, Lawrence Audu, in an address at a press conference yesterday, said the report was capable of putting the life of humanitarian workers in danger, and thwarting efforts at relocating IDPs back home.
The Centre therefore called on Nigerians and the international collaborators to disregard such heinous and unbridled stories being churned out by Boko Haram cyber thugs to discourage the Federal Government and the Nigerian people about seeing to the final end of Boko Haram in Nigeria .
“Nigerians must be aware that one major component of terror is information flow. Terrorists like ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shabab and their collaborators create dreadful images to instill fear followed by hate which travels like wild fire. Since negative news apeals more to the human senses, they are shared without proper verification to its authenticity.
“Nigerians must desist from such acts since it helps the author achieve their aims very cheaply while those sharing achieve nothing but a society divided against itself along ethnic and religious lines,” he stressed.