Nigerian Army Place N3m Bounty On Boko Haram Leader, Shekau

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The Nigerian Army has offered a N3 million reward to any Nigerian who can provide information that will lead to the arrest of the notorious leader of the Boko Haram terrorist sect, Abubakar Shekau.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, in a statement, said,

“The Nigerian Army will give out Three Million Naira cash reward for any credible information that leads to the arrest of Abubakar Shekau, the fugitive factional Boko Haram terrorists’ group leader.

“Anybody with such credible information can either contact the Military Command and Control Centre, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, any military location, security agencies or call the Nigerian Army Information and Call Centre 193”.


This would be the third bounty placed on the Boko Haram leader since 2012.

In November 2012, the Federal Government offered a N290 million cash reward for any information that would lead to his arrest to no avail. In June, 2013, the United States of America officially declared Boko Haram a terrorist organisation and placed a $7 million ransom on Mr. Shekau.

The army has repeatedly claimed to have killed the terrorist leader, who appears later in videos to dismiss the claim. Shekau has appeared in at least two new videos this year taunting the military’s effort to completely defeat him and his group.

The army had said two days ago that Shekau fled the Sambisa Forest by disguising as a woman wearing hijab and has since been on the run.

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