Members of Islamist insurgent group, Boko Haram, apparently gathered in an open field to celebrate Sallah, a Muslim feast that was marked last Thursday, according to a video released by the sect.

PHOTONEWS: Boko Haram Celebrating Sallah

However, SaharaReporters could not confirm the date the video was shot, as only screenshots of the video were made available to us by a citizen reporter. In the video, sect members can be seen calmly saying Eid prayers in the company of their families, with a rifle standing upside down.

The video images may be part of the sect’s efforts to counter statements by the Nigerian army that the Islamist insurgent fighters were on a steady retreat, with Nigerian troops seizing a sizeable territory hitherto occupied and controlled by members of the terrorist sect.

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