The Nigerian Army have stated that the Shekau they are looking for is the one who parades himself on social media and claims to be the leader of Boko Haram.
The Army spokesman Brigadier General Sani Usman revealed this in Buniyadi, Yobe state, one of the frontline operational base center in the prosecution of the Boko Haram terrorists’ war in the north east.
The Chief of Army Staff had a close door session with the troops particularly the troops of 27th Taskforce, the Nigeria Army Special Forces School and other students on course and these soldiers during the interactive sessions bared their minds in proffering solutions were necessary.
The soldiers expressed gratitude and happiness with the COAS for being with them and also promised that the deadline for the capture of Shekau Eith dead or alive will be accomplished.
“From July 2014 to date nobody especially on the part of the Nigeria Army has ever said Shekau was dead
“And If you are following things carefully, there is an individual that is coming up on the social media to claim responsibility and leadership of Boko Haram, that is the person we are talking about.
If you are in possession of our wanted terrorists’ poster, you would have known that is the person we are talking about and we are so determine to meet up with that deadline to either kill him or capture him”