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Published On: Fri, Feb 16th, 2018

Army places N3m reward for information on Shekau’s whereabouts

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By Ese Awhotu Abuja

The Nigeria Army on Thursday placed a N3 million cash reward for credible information that will lead to the arrest of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.
The army had declared Shekau whom they said was on the run disguised as a woman a fugitive.
Army spokesman, Sani Usman, a Brigadier General, disclosed this yesterday in a statement issued in Abuja.
The statement said, “The Nigerian Army will give out Three Million Naira (N3,000,000.00k) cash reward for any credible information that leads to the arrest of Abubakar Shekau, the fugitive factional Boko Haram terrorists’ group leader.
“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 Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Nicholas Rogers, a Major General, had at a press conference on Wednesday declared that the Boko Haram leader had been chased out of his hideout and has since been on the run disguised in a woman’s attire.
Shekau has continued to evade arrest by the army despite diminishing his gang to the background.
Since 2012, the army has been placing cash rewards for information of the whereabouts of Shekau .
Recall that in 2012, the federal government offered a N290 million cash reward for any information that would lead to arrest of Boko Haram leader.

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