Posts Tagged ‘Abubakar Shekau’

US Department of State offers $7m reward to anyone with information that will lead to Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau’s arrest

The US Department of State has announced a $7 million reward to anyone that can provide credible information that will lead to the arrest of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. The Deparment made this known in a tweet posted some hours ago. The tweet reads The United States Department of State offers a #reward of up […]

Shekau’s Capture and Implication for National Security 

By: Philip Agbese If I had any doubt that it is end game for Boko Haram madman, Abubakar Shekau, it has disappeared with the vow of a 37-year-old Islamic cleric, Ali Ahmad to trek the whole 844 kilometers from Maiduguri to Abuja. Recent history teaches us that people make such declarations when they sense a […]

Abubakar Shekau appears in new Video, disputes Injury claim, says ”I have not started killing Yet”

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has released a new video, disputing military reports that he was injured in a military raid. There were reports that Shekau sustained injuries, while some of his men died when air force fighter jets targeted a location in Borno where members of the sect gathered.  But in a 14-minute video, Shekau […]

Abubakar Shekau injured, Deputy Killed

According to reports, Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau has been injured and one of his deputies killed in an air strike in northeast Nigeria. Two Nigerian Air Force jets bombarded fighters who had gathered for prayers in Balla village, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Damboa, on the edge of the Sambisa Forest, last Friday. […]

And Buratai Shakes Naija with Shekau’s Capture

By: Anthony Kolawole  He went into an eerie state, after a hard day’s work, stretching himself on his camp bed.  His heart shook violently and beads of sweat covered his forehead, but eventually fell asleep.    The theatre commander in Maiduguri, Gen. Charlie was furious all day about earlier events, as he sat for dinner […]

And Darkness Hovers  Around Shekau

By: Kolawole Anthony Last night wasn’t pleasant for John Merrie, a professor of Metaphysics at the Scientology University, Naija. It was extremely hot and it kept him awake the best part of the night. He woke up this morning feeling dazzled and weak. Merrie stepped out to catch the cool morning breeze on his balcony […]