Abubakar-Shekau
Unable to bear the onslaught from the
troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on the ongoing clearance of the Boko Haram terrorists through Operation DEEP PUNCH, leader of the terrorists, Abubakar Shekau is now on the run.
To avoid detection, Shekau who is desperately trying to escape the theatre disguises as a woman dressed in Hijab, the Nigerian Army has said
This was contained in a statement by
Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations.
According to Usman, concerted efforts are ongoing to track and apprehend the fugitive terrorist leader.
He therefore urged members of the public, especially the residents of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States  to be more vigilant,  security conscious and be on the look out of Abubakar Shekau and other terrorists that might disguise as women to escape.
He stated, “The concerted efforts of troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on the ongoing clearance of the Boko Haram terrorists through Operation DEEP PUNCH II has been yielding tremendous results. Troops have successfully been clearing Boko Haram camps in Sambisa forest including Camp Zairo. They have also rescued civilians being held hostages by the terrorists, recovered arms, ammunition, Improvised Explosives Devices (IED) factories and making materials as well as  other equipment. Consequently, the terrorists are in disarray and scampering for safety while others were surrendering.
“We therefore call on all those remaining Boko Haram terrorists to know that they are following a coward moving about in hijab disguised as a woman. We also request all the remaining Boko Haram members to come out from hiding and lay down their arms and be treated humanely.”