Sunday, July 23

Buratai Gives 40-Day Ultimatum To Capture Shekau


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has ordered the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, to produce Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, dead or alive within 40 days.

According to a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, on Friday night, the army chief directed Attahiru to use everything in his arsenal to seize the terror leader.

Usman said, “On Friday, the Chief of Army Staff directed the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole to capture Abubakar Shekau, the so-called and self-styled leader of Boko Haram terrorist
group, dead or alive.

“The theatre commander has further been directed to do so within 40 days. He is to employ the entire arsenal at the disposal of the theatre command to smoke out Shekau, wherever he is hiding in Nigeria.

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