The Nigerian Army on Thursday announced it readiness to give the sum of N3 million cash for credible information on the hideout of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, whom it declared a fugitive.
The announcement was made in a statement issued by the Army spokesman, Sani Usman, a Brigadier General.
The statement read: “The Nigerian Army will give out Three Million Naira (N3,000,000.00k) 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 arrest of Mr. Sbekau.
In June, 2013, the United States of America officially declared Boko Haram a terrorist organisation and placed a $7 million ransom on Mr. Shekau.
Recall, on Tuesday, the Army disclosed that Shekau now wears hijab to avoid detection as he has abandoned his followers and is currently trying to escape from the war front.
“Credible information from arrested and surrendered insurgents indicated that the purported Boko Haram terrorists group factional leader, Abubakar Shekau could not bear the heat anymore as he has abandoned his followers, he is running for his dear life.
“He is desperately trying to escape the theatre disguised as a woman dressed in hijab. We reliably gathered that to avoid detection Abubakar Shekau alternates between blue and black coloured hijabs. He was last seen in a black hijab,” Usman had said in a statement.