The Nigerian Army has claimed that factional leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, is on the run and dressed as a hijab-wearing woman. The claim was made in a statement signed by Brigadier-General SK Usman, Army Director of Public Relations.
According to the Army, credible information from arrested and surrendered insurgents indicated that Shekau could no longer bear the heat and has abandoned his followers.
“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 colored hijabs. He was last seen in a black hijab,” the Army said.
The statement added that the development is a result of the efforts of troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, who are involved in the ongoing clearance of…
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