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Abubakar Shekau

23 Feb 2018
The Nigerian Army on Friday said troops movement under Operation Deep Punch II was temporarily halted in line with military plan and strategy and in view of the exigencies of time.
18 Feb 2018
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, alive or dead.
18 Feb 2018
The Nigerian Army has denied a report (not The Guardian) that said the factional leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has escaped to Cameroon, saying the report is misleading and untrue.
17 Feb 2018
The Nigerian Army on Friday dismissed as “misleading” reports indicating that the Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, escaped to Cameroon. Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, the Director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the army was not aware of the whereabouts of the fugitive Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. Kukasheka said…
15 Feb 2018
The Nigerian Army Thursday said it has placed a N3-million reward on information that could lead to the arrest of 'fugitive' Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. Shekau, the army said, is on the run, disguised as a woman after his Sambisa hideout was bombarded by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole. "The Nigerian Army will…
13 Feb 2018
The Nigerian Army Tuesday claimed that the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists, Abubakar Shekau is on the run disguising as a woman in different hijabs. The Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen Sani Usman said in a statement on Tuesday that credible information from surrendered insurgents indicated that the factional leader of the…
8 Feb 2018
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video Tuesday pledging to continue attacks days after Nigeria's military repeated that the jihadist group had been defeated.
3 Jan 2018
Fourteen worshippers were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque on Nigeria's border with Cameroon, civilian vigilantes told AFP.
2 Jan 2018
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video message on Tuesday claiming a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria during the festive season.
25 Oct 2017
The Nigerian military on Wednesday said it was investigating reports that a recent bombing raid killed one of the wives of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.
6 Sep 2017
Two Boko Haram commanders and deputies to Abubakar Shekau, a factional leader of the terrorists group, were killed in a successful military operations at Alafa in Borno on Sallah day.
11 Aug 2017
Nigerian forces conducted an unauthorised search of the UN's main operating base in the town of Maiduguri in the country's northeast in the early hours Friday, the UN told AFP.

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