We Don’t Know Where Shekau Is, But He Is Not In Cameroon – Army
Nigeria’s most wanted terrorist, Abubakar Shekau, has not fled to neighbouring Cameroon contrary to some news reports.
However, the Nigeria Army cannot establish his whereabouts yet.
Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director, Army Public Relations, confirmed that the terrorists was still in Nigeria in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Saturday.
Usman said the army was still on a manhunt for Shekau, adding that 3-million-naira bounty has been placed on his head.
“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a news story on some news medium, alleging that the wanted factional terrorists’ group leader, Abubakar Shekau, is in Kolofata, Republic of Cameroon.
“The report alleged that a top Boko Haram commander; Abdullahi Bello, alias Abu Zainab, who was captured by the Nigerian Army on February 14, disclosed that Shekau escaped to Cameroon.
“This is not true; the Nigerian Army did not arrest such person, neither do we have such suspect in our custody.
“Contrary to the allegations; the Nigerian Army is not aware of the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, hence the reward of the sum of 3-million-naira for any credible information on his whereabouts”.
The military spokesman then called on reporters to always get facts correctly with the military authorities before publication.
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