Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau’s look alike arrested in Borno

Suleiman Ibrahim
Suleiman Ibrahim
Abubakar Shekau

A notorious Boko Haram kingpin, Bashir, who has been acting Abubakar Shakau in several videos, was arrested on Friday by the Civilian JTF in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

It was learnt that the kingpin, who is popularly called “Sarkin Yanka” (meaning the King of Massacre), had confessed upon interrogation that he has acted Shakau in several videos and was responsible for the death of his mother, two sisters and brother.

Malam Shettima Bulama, one of the CJTFs that arrested Bashir, said the kingpin was arrested while trying to sneak into Konduga.

Bulama said the Boko Haram leader was caught with an arrow injury inflicted on him by hunters and said that the kingpin had confessed of also killing many people.

He also said on close observation, Bashir bore same resemblance to Abubakar Shekau, leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.

Our Correspondent could not however get any official statement from the military about the authenticity of the above information before press time. Spokesman of the military, Sani Usman, a colonel, when contacted on phone could neither confirm the information, but promised to get back to us.

“No confirmation of that information from our troops in Damboa. However, please rest assured that effort is being made to confirm the information. Whatever is the outcome I will certainly let you know as soon as possible,” Usman said.

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