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Civilian JTF arrests ‘Shekau’ in Borno



By Sadiq Abubakar

The Civilian JTF in Konduga local government area of Borno state has announced that it had arrested a notorious Boko Haram kingpin, Bashir, who had been acting as Abubakar Shekau in several videos dance YouTube on social media.
It claimed that Bashir, popularly known as ‘Sarkin Yanka (meaning the king of massacre), yesterday  confessed upon interrogation by the Civilian JTF that he had acted Shekau in several videos and was responsible for the death of his mother, two sisters and brother.

One of the civilian JTF members, Malam Shettima Bulama, who carried out the operation leading to Bashir’s arrest, said the insurgents’ kingpin was arrested while trying to sneak into Konduga town yesterday.
Bulama said the Boko Haram leader was caught with an arrow injury inflicted on him by hunters, adding that the Boko Haram kingpin had also confessed to killing many in the past.
But the military is yet to comment on the arrest as at the time of going to press.
Spokesman of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Mustapha Abubakar Anka, however, pledged to communicate the arrest and give out details whenever he receives briefings from his seniors or above officially.