Boko Haram: Buratai gives troops deadline to capture Shekau
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has directed the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, to capture Abubakar Shekau, the so-called and self-styled leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, dead or alive.
Buratai gave the deadline on Friday.
The Theatre Commander was directed to do so within 40 days.
Buratai said Attahiru is to employ all arsenal at the disposal of the Theatre Command to smoke out Shekau wherever he is hiding in Nigeria.
In a statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Sani Usman, Nigerians were implored to volunteer information that could lead to the arrest of Shekau.
The statement said: The general public is please requested to also assist and volunteer information that would lead to the accomplishment of this task.”