Reward offered for Boko Haram leader’s capture

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Army is offering a cash reward of N3 million (US$8 300 or about R97 000) for the capture of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

He is the most wanted terrorist in the West African country where an estimated 100 000 people have been killed over the past decade. More than 2 million civilians have been displaced.

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Director of Nigerian Army Public Relations, confirmed the reward.

He said anybody with such credible information could either contact the Military Command and Control Centre, Operation Lafiya Dole (Peace by Force) and any military location, security agencies or other relevant government agencies.

Thought to be born between 1965 and 1975, Shekau has led the Boko Haram since the execution of founder Mohammed Yusuf in 2009.

He is an ethnic Kanuri, and also speaks Hausa, Fulani, Arabic, and English.

The terror leader claims to be an intellectual and theologian.

In 2013, the United States offered a reward of $7 million for information leading to Shekau’s capture.
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