Dead Or Alive, Nigeria Army Chief Give 40days Ultimatum For Shekau’s Capture.
One of the promise of President Buhari is to ensure Boko-hara menaces come to an end, however several effort to make this possible is still a dream come through, thought part of it has been accomplished. This days Shekau’s is no longer as frightening as it sound. Because it has been technically defeated as stated by the minister of Information Mr. Lai Mohammed. Some said Shekau’s is a cat who has nine lives, but from observations he won’t survive the outcome if the Nigeria Army and the affected state government, and elites come together without using this to play politics.
Nevertheless kudos to the Nigeria’s army, for the army chief has ordered troops fighting insurgents in the country’s northeast to capture the elusive leader of the Boko Haram terror group dead or alive within 40 days. Boko Haram has been waging a war against the Nigerian state since 2009, using its violent campaign to pursue the establishment of an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria’s northeast.
The group held over 14 local governments at a time. But General Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s chief of army staff, who oversaw the rein in of the terror group’s activities, wants its leader Abubakar Shekau captured dead or alive.
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“The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has directed the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, to capture Abubakar Shekau, the so-called and self-styled leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, dead or alive,” army spokesperson Sani Usman said in a statement late on Friday.
The Nigerian authorities had at different times previously claimed to have killed the terror group’s leader only for those assertions to be debunked by Shekau.
“You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me,” Shekau said in a 40-minute video released on Youtube and dated September 25.
“Oh tyrants, I’m in a happy state, in good health and in safety as claimed.” Apart from having to fight off the onslaughts from the Nigerian and multinational troops, Shekau has had to contend with an internal strife which has left the group factionalised.
In August 2016, the Islamic State group said the son of Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf, Abu Mus’ab Al-Barnawi, was the new leader of its “West Africa province”. Shekau, who pledged allegiance to IS in March 2015, has maintained he was still in charge.