Sambisa Raid: Buratai To Present Shekau’s Quran, Flag To President Buhari

Sambisa Raid: Buratai To Present Shekau’s Quran, Flag To President Buhari

By Agency Reports on December 28, 2016
0
Muhammadu Buhari, Leah Sharibu, Garba Shehu,
Nigerian troops remove Boko Haram flag from Camp Zero in Sambisa Forest, Boko Haram | PR Nigeria

The Nigerian army says it has recovered Abubakar Shekau’s Quran and flag in Camp Zero, the Boko Haram headquarters in Sambisa forest.

Lucky Irabor, a major general and the theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, said this while updating journalists on ‘Operation Rescue Final’ in Maiduguri.

“We believe that the Holy Book and the flag were abandoned by Abubakar Shekau while he escaped,” Irabor said.

“The book will be taken to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, for onward presentation to Mr President.

“We have also made a lot of arrests. Our troops in Damboa arrested about 15 Boko Haram members. We also arrested one Musa from Potiskum on Christmas Day, which was December 25.”

“On December 26, our troops also intercepted two Boko Haram suspects in Maiduguri. We, therefore, warn residents of the state to be wary of people coming to hide in and around their houses.”

“We are also warning residents to report any suspected Boko Haram members hiding in their houses to the relevant security agencies and any failure to do that would tantamount to supporting and sympathising with the sect’s activities.”

It is unclear if Shekau himself is dead or alive or was at Sambisa when the military operation took place.

Although the army said in August that its “most unprecedented and spectacular air raid” had “fatally wounded” the Boko Haram leader, in his shoulders, the commander responded with a video a month later, claiming he was “fine now”. (NAN)

NO COMMENTS

Leave a Comment

To leave a comment anonymously, simple write your thoughts in the comments box below and click the ‘post comment’ button.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.