The Defence Headquarters in Abuja made a statement saying Abubakar Shekau’s days are numbered this according to reports made by Punch that former fighters were making credible statements leading to his capture; The Director, Defence Information, Brig.Gen. Rabe Abubakar, was quoted as saying ‘
The Boko Haram insurgents are applying medicine after death. After all, we are aware that such video was done before we took over Sambisa Forest. Therefore, the release of the video is not surprising to us.
“The insurgents are defeated and those arrested are giving us the vital information that will aid our mop-up operations in the area.
“We are going to convert the forest to a training camp soon. Shekau is a coward and we will trail him to anywhere he is hiding. He is definitely not in the Sambisa Forest of Borno State. We are calling on the remnants of the Boko Haram sect to surrender for their safety before it is late. They should not allow Shekau to deceive them as his days are numbered. The public should disregard all the antics of the terrorists.”
He was quoted