On Tuesday, it was gathered that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was on the run; in a bid to escape from the Nigerian army it was said that the terrorist now camouflages as a woman so as not to be identified.
“He is running for his dear life. He is desperately trying to escape from the Theatre of Operation, disguised as a woman and dressed in Hijab”
Said Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman
“We reliably gathered that to avoid detection, Abubakar Shekau alternates between blue and black coloured hijabs. He was last seen in a black hijab. We, therefore, call on all those remaining Boko Haram terrorists to know that they are following a coward moving about in hijab and disguising as a woman. We also request all the remaining Boko Haram members to come out from hiding and lay down their arms and be treated humanely,’’ Usman said.
The Army spokesman also implored the general public that tenacious effort is being made to apprehend the terrorist leader. He appeals to the people of the Northern region to be at alert pointing to areas like Adamawa, Yobe, and Borno to be more security conscious and extra vigilant as there are other terrorist like Shekau who are also on the run and disguised as women.