Good news as military intensifies efforts to capture B’Haram leader Abubakar Shekau

– The defence headquarters confirms that Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, is still alive contrary to earlier claim that he was killed sometimes late last year

– The defence spokesperson, Major General John Enenche, says due to the fictitious nature of the real identity of Shekau, the armed forces has not been able to capture the leader of Boko Haram sect

– Enenche states that the military has been able to decimate and degrade the Boko Haram terrorists from their activity to splinter acts of terrorism within Borno state

Good news as military intensifies efforts to capture B’Haram leader Abubakar Shekau

The defence headquarters has confirmed that Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau is alive.

The Nigerian Military has said it is in desperate search of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, to bring the terrorist leader to justice for his activities which have led to loss of many lives and property mostly in the north east part of the country.

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The defence headquarters stated this through its new director of information, Major General John Enenche, at a media forum, in Abuja, on Thursday, March 30, Vanguard reports.

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General John Enenche confirmed that Abubakar Shekau was still alive, contrary to earlier claim that he was killed sometimes late last year.

Enenche, speaking on the comment credited by the minister of defence, Col Dan-Ali that the military was yet to apprehend Shekau, said due to the fictitious nature of the real identity of Shekau, the Armed Forces has not been able to capture the leader of Boko Haram sects.

He said: “But we are aware, and have come to know that the real Shekau is yet to be apprehended. If you remember, when Osama bin Ladin was killed, they went further to do a DNA test.

“It is because there so many faces of Shekau, that brought the mix up, but the real Shekau is yet to be caught, and we will get him.”

The defence spokesperson said the military has been able to decimate and degrade the Boko Haram terrorists from their activity to splinter acts of terrorism within Borno state.

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He said: ”Currently, clearance operation is on going jointly by the force to eliminate both active and passive acts of terrorism in the North East.

“It is worthy of note that some countries such as Britain, USA and France among others provided one form of assistance to the military in our effort so far in the North East.

“It is worthy of note that some countries such as Britain, USA and France among others provided one form of assistance to the military in our effort so far in the North East.”

He expressed the hopes that the collaboration would continue to ensure that the terrorism is eliminated from Nigeria and equally degraded globally.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reports Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday March 30, said corruption directly fueled the activities of the Boko Haram sect in the North Eastern part of the country.

Punch reports that Osinbajo said this in his remarks at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum holding in Paris.

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NAIJ.com gathered that in a copy of the speech made available by the Presidency, the Vice-President said it was no longer in doubt that corruption and illicit financial flows constitute gravest challenge to development.

He said corruption fueled terrorist insurgency in the North East, therefore leading to serious humanitarian disaster.

Below are families of detained suspects in DSS custody speaking to NAIJ.com

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