By Amos Dunia, Persecond News
Abuja – The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said that based on credible information obtained from arrested and surrendered insurgents, there are strong indications that the factional Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau now wears and alternates between blue and black coloured hijabs and was last seen in a black hijab.
The Army said the development is as a result of the fact that Shekau can no longer bear the heat anymore thus has abandoned his followers and running for his dear life.
A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman also said that Shekau is desperately trying to escape the theatre disguised as a woman dressed in Hijab to avoid detection.
The Army therefore called on all the remaining Boko Haram terrorists to realize that they are following a coward moving about in hijab disguised as a woman.
According to Usman; “We also request all the remaining Boko Haram members to come out from hiding and lay down their arms and be treated humanely.
“While concerted efforts are ongoing to track and apprehend the fugitive terrorists leader, we implore also 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.”
The Army spokesman also said that concerted efforts of its troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on the ongoing clearance of the Boko Haram terrorists through Operation DEEP PUNCH II has been yielding tremendous results.
He said that troops of the Nigerian Army have been clearing Boko Haram camps in Sambisa forest successfully including Camp Zairo, adding that troops 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.
Usman also said that the terrorists are in disarray and scampering for safety while others were surrendering.