Army promises N3m cash reward for information leading to arrest of Boko Haram leader, Shekau

Boko Haram leader Shekau (m)

The Nigerian Army has announced a cash reward of N3million for information on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

“The Nigerian Army will give out Three Million Naira (N3,000,000.00) cash reward for any credible information that leads to the arrest of Abubakar Shekau, the fugitive factional Boko Haram terrorists’ group leader,” a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Sani Usman, read in part.

“Anybody with such credible information can either contact the Military Command and Control Centre, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, any military location, security agencies or call the Nigerian Army Information and Call Centre 193.”

The announcement comes just days after the army said the elusive Boko Haram leader was on the run dressed as a woman.

On Tuesday, the army had said months of military operations in Sambisa Forest has forced Shekau to flee, disguised as woman.

It based its claim on credible information from captured terrorists.

“Credible information from arrested and surrendered insurgents indicated that the purported Boko Haram terrorist group factional leader, Abubakar Shekau could not bear the heat anymore as he has abandoned his followers, he is running for his dear life,” Brigadier-General Usman had said in a statement.

“He is desperately trying to escape the theatre disguised as a woman dressed in Hijab. We reliably gathered that to avoid detection Abubakar Shekau alternates between blue and black coloured hijabs. He was last seen in a black hijab.”
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