Nigerian Army recovers Shekau’s Qur’an, flag in Sambisa – Official

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had recovered Abubakar Shekau’s Qur’an and flag in Camp Zero, the Boko Haram’s Headquarters in Sambisa forest.

Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, said this while giving journalists update on “Operation Rescue Final’’ in Maiduguri.

“We believe that the Holy Book and the flag were abandoned by Abubakar Shekau while he escaped,” he said, indicating the Boko Haram leader may still be alive.

“The book will be taken to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burutai, for onward presentation to Mr President.

“We have also made a lot of arrests. Our troops in Damboa arrested about 15 Boko Haram members. We also arrested one Musa from Potiskum on Christmas Day .

“On Dec. 26 our troops also intercepted two Boko Haram suspects in Maiduguri.

“We, therefore, warn residents of the state to be wary of people coming to hide in and around their houses.

“We are also warning residents to report any suspected Boko Haram members hiding in their houses to the relevant security agencies and any failure to do that would tantamount to supporting and sympathising with the sect’s activities,” Mr. Irabor, a major general said.



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  • Obosi Warrior

    What of the foreigner that was said to be captured, abi that one na ghost? J by the way what will Buhari do with the shecow’e quran, what he needs is his head on a platter, not a fcking koran.

    • Success

      1. Why is Buhari not probing Boko Haram sponsors?
      2. Why is Buhari not prosecuting Islamists – Boko Haram terrorists.
      3. Why is Buhari not prosecuting Fulani Herdsmen (Not even one has been arrested)
      4. Why is Buhari not prosecuting MDs and executives of foreign oil companies who polluted the Niger Delta?
      5. Why is Buhari not interested in capturing Abubakar Shekau? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

      • Gabriel Great

        No sponsor is arrested because the current APC government and military leaders were the Sponsors of Book Haram period! Stoping their supply of food/ammunition was the margic they did to defeat Boko Haram, nothing more…

  • Kevin Peter

    Shekau – the man with nine lives!

  • Mamusca

    One man drives a truck into a market in Germany and kills 12 people. Within one week, the man is killed. His cousins, uncle and friend have all been detained and are being quizzed bt the German police. Phone records and communication prior to attack and during the period the terrorist was on the run are been evaluated by the security forces.

    Fulani Herdsmen (4th most deadly Islamic terrorist group in the world) enter a Southern Kaduna community and kill 23 people. Some were beheaded and others shot at point blank or why fleeing. Their homes burnt and animals killed. 4 days after, neither Buhari, presidency or the ministry of interior says anything. The useless spokesman of Buhari (Femi Adesina) stuns the world by saying Buhari is silent because the Governor (A full blown terrorist sympathizer) is handling the situation. No arrests. No situation updates. No names of the victims as usual is ever released.


    So, is this the Nigeria one should be proud to be from. NEVER!…Instead of telling us where the leader of Boko haram is hiding, the Army is telling us about the Koran of Shekau…and the 200 million Mumus in Nigeria are expected to accept these stories hook line and sinker…….I need my separate country asap. This government is evil.

    • Nelson Cole

      I would have upvoted you but your last statement betrayed your bias. Boko-Haram predated this Govt. It started in 2009, you didn’t say that Govt that allow it to fester, watching as they butchered students, slaughtered 76 of them in one day was evil. A government that came in trying to crush the terrorist is evil to you. Yes I agree that Nigeria is in trouble, she has been in trouble for a long time. It’s not just this Govt!

      • Gabriel Great

        No sponsor is arrested because the current APC government and military leaders were the Sponsors of Book Haram period!

        • Nelson Cole

          Do you seriously believed this your lies? I remembered correctly that Gen. Azazi before his death said PDP is Boko Haram, also your Hero Gej said he has boko haram in his govt. By the way with the type of politics of hatred played in 2015 do you think if there was any remote connection between APC and and Boko haram your friends in the PDP govt would not have bought a whole one hour on AIT to broadcast it? Continue in your lies bro.

  • Arabakpura

    Shekau will receive serious floggings from his god for abandoning it in a such a manner! Instead of virgins, he will receive demons!

  • Guest

    Buhari: Kapsho Shekau dead or alive.
    Irabor: Yes, Sir
    Some months later…….
    Irabor: Oga, mission accomplished, Sir
    Buhari: Where is za shege??
    Irabor: We no see am, but (excitedly) we gallantly captured his Koran, Sir
    Buhari: Watin I go do with im Koran!! E tell u say I no getam po Koran!!!???? my pren, geraaat of hia mennnn!!

    • HAMZA

      ……………brother Guest, kindly give us more of the buhari gramaticals………you nearly killed me with laughter!!!

  • Otile

    Imam Abu Shekau Allah ya gafata mallam. Allah ya yi zamani. Duka suka sun ce girma Amin.

    • Noble

      which language is that you wrote? what does it mean in English?

      • Dan maikoko

        Its hybridized hausa. For example “Allah ya yi zamani”. Means literally God creates the ages. What he meant may be “Allah ya ja zamani” which means “may you live long!”

  • Maria

    So, Imam Shekau is afraid to die? Yet he sent many to die so they can enter aljanah? Common coward, come out and die to go to heaven….

  • John A

    How sure are they about the koran and flag belonging to shekau?
    Was his finger print found on the koran?
    why must the found items be given to the presidency?

    • A Aminu

      The president is the commander in chief.

      • Okey Agugua

        He is the leader of boko haram. Allah’s army is in his hands now, Thats the symbol of the flag and koran.

        • A Aminu

          No i don’t believe in your prophecy and thought. The Koran and the flag does not mean what you are thinking or writing. If the two mean that much to Shekau, he would not run away and leave them behind. Let’s leave what they mean to him, and wait until he said so,

          • Okey Agugua

            Shekau just appeared in a video with his flag and koran. Buhari is dragging the leader with Shekau.

          • A Aminu

            The clip if you see it is not recent. It is a file video clip.

          • Okey Agugua

            If you believe that koran and flag stuff, you can believe anyting. You sound very educated and reserved .

      • John A

        Commander in chief of investigation, you and the military with their commander in chief are behaving like cave men. If things like these are well fingered printed, it will nail more people involved in this boko haram saga.

        • A Aminu

          Are you having difficulty in believing that Buhari is the commander in chief of the Nigerian military?

          • John A

            Moron read my post very well before commenting.
            There is a difference between commanding and forensic investigations.
            Your buhari has commanded Nigeria into recession

          • A Aminu

            You don’t have to use abusive language to make a point. I thought we are discussing issues for mutual benefit and understanding.

          • John A

            I sincerely apologize for that offensive language.

  • GbemigaO

    Another rubbish that makes people doubt your integrity. How did you know it belong to him. Moreover, the Army has not been able to answer questions on whether BH abandon the camp or there was a fight ?

    • Dan maikoko

      Yep. A little forensics would have been done to convince all that its his book. He was pictured a lot of times with the book a little image processing skill should have been used to show that its the actual book.

  • Wale Bolodeoku

    That book in Shekau’s hands was the book of death, not life. If that indeed was Shekau’s Quran, on its pages were the blood stains of every innocent soul that murdereous pig killed . The same book he read to kill has now become a trophy of some sorts? Warped, twisted thinking, almost at the same level with Shekau’s, the industrial murdererer.

    • Dan maikoko

      I think this is celebration before victory. The army must be on their guard and never relax that the war is over as long as Shekau is at large. A more befitting present to the president would have been Shekau himself.

      • Wale Bolodeoku

        Just imagine the contradiction in terms: the holy book of a murderous thug.
        A more bifitting present to the president would have been Shekau’s head.