Military admits real Boko Haram leader, Shekau, still alive

(FILES) This file screengrab taken on November 9, 2014 from a Boko Haram video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau preaching to locals in an unidentified town. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM / HO

DHQ urges govt to expedite action on regularising illegal refineries in N’Delta

The military has confirmed the statement made by the Minister of Defence earlier in the week that the many faces of Abubakar Shekau as factional leader of Boko Haram terrorists have misled them, even as the real suspect is alive.

Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, made this known yesterday in Abuja at the monthly media parley with Defence correspondents that they were yet to get the real sect leader, as the many faces of the terrorists’ leader have remained misleading.

“But we are aware, and have come to know that the real Shekau is yet to be apprehended. If you remember, when Osama bin Laden was killed, they went further to do a DNA test.“It is because there are so many faces of Shekau that brought the mix-up, but the real Shekau is yet to be caught, and we will get him,” Enenche said.

Besides, the Defence Headquarters has urged the Federal Government to speed up action on the proposed regularisation of the illegal refineries in the Niger Delta region.

Enenche also gave analysis of the various military operations across the different regions of the country and how they have assisted in curbing the attending security threats in the region.

He said: “The current operation in the South-South and South- East of the country by the Nigerian military’s Operation Delta Safe has stemmed the activities of oil thieves and other criminalities in the Niger Delta region”.

“In this regard, several illegal refineries and other illegal bunkering activities have been curtailed. The operation is on-going. It is hoped that with the proposal of the Federal Government to encourage illegal refiners to regularise and legalise their ventures, there would be a reduction, if not eradication of this economic crime, among the other criminalities in the Niger Delta region. It will, therefore, bear positively on Operation Delta Safe.”

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2 Comments
  • Ojiyovwi

    So what he’s still alive. That murderous cretin will eventually be smoked out by real and patriotic Nigerians who will surely give him the right and just treatment(s). This rat cannot evade justice for ever.

  • Ojiyovwi

    That rat probably were his explosive belt always and must be approached with care.

  • mariam martinet

    Gosh, I was thinking about all this manipulative stuf, and thought you might want to read about the “black swan”, the jewish mafia tribe that might have trained Boko Haram to put you down:
    http://indietrendsetter.blogspot.ca/search/label/Black%20swan

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