Nigerian army hits back at terror leader Shekau

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News)THE Nigerian Army has downplayed threats made by the leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, in the wake of renewed attacks by the terror group.

Shekau claimed the group’s responsibility for the deadly attacks in the Borno State, the epicentre of the insurgency that has claimed an estimated 100 000 civilians in almost the last decade.

He said contrary to claims by the Nigerian Army, the organisation was “in good health.”

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, insisted the terrorists’ leader was unwell.

“There is no doubt that the main Boko Haram terrorists group factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, is in a terrible state of health and not much a threat as he is now a spent horse, waiting for his waterloo,” Usman said.

He insisted the Boko Haram had also been weakened by the wounding of another terrorists’ leader Mamman Nur Algadi in 2014.

Usman disclosed another leader, Abu Mus’ab Albarnawiy, was spearheading a campaign to recruit more members to the sect.

“However, Abu Mus’ab Albarnawiy, who has been busy deceiving and recruiting gullible persons especially misguided youths into his fold will soon be captured,” he insisted.

Boko Haram has killed thousands during a campaign to overthrow the government and establish an Islamic state in Africa’s most populous country of over 190 million people.

– CAJ News





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