- Captured Boko Haram commander, Abdullahi Bello, says he and other commanders were forced out of Sambisa Forest due to the offensive by the military
- Nigerian Army places N3m bounty on Abubakar Shekau
A top Boko Haram commander, Abdullahi Bello alias Abu Zainab, who was captured by the Nigerian Army on February 14, has disclosed that the wanted factional leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, has escaped to Kolofata in neighbouring Cameroon.
Sahara Reporters, citing military sources, stated that Zainab was arrested in Bauchi while fleeing to Kano. The captured commander was said to have told the army that he and other commanders were forced out of Sambisa Forest due to the offensive by the military troops involved in Operation Deep Punch 2.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army has said it will give out the sum of N3 million reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.
Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman, in a statement on Thursday, February 15, urged anyone with information about the whereabouts the factional Boko Haram group leader to contact either the military command and control centre, Operation Lafiya Dole, any military location, security agencies or call the Nigerian Army Information and call centre 193.
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