Shekau disguises as woman in attempt to escape – Army

Abubakar Shekau

The Nigerian Army says credible information indicates that factional leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, now dresses as a woman in an effort to escape from the Theatre of Operation.

Army Spokesman, Sani Usman, a brigadier general, who confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday, said Mr. Shekau could no longer bear the heat and had abandoned his followers.

“He is running for his dear life. He is desperately trying to escape the theatre, disguised as a woman and 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.

“We, therefore, call on all those remaining Boko Haram terrorists to know that they are following a coward moving about in hijab and disguising as a woman.

“We also request all the remaining Boko Haram members to come out from hiding and lay down their arms and be treated humanely,’’ Mr. Usman said.

He said concerted efforts were ongoing to track and apprehend the fugitive terrorist leader.

The army spokesman, therefore, appealed to members of the public, especially the residents of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe to be more vigilant and security conscious.

He also asked them to be on the lookout for Mr. Shekau and other terrorists who might disguise as women to escape.



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  • Fernando Luis

    Make Una go sit down for dirty. Unknown soldiers wey Sabi lie. Stinking suffering smiling APC coward supporters are tired of all these Una deceit.

    • Julius

      You must be a member to be speaking for them…the stinking suffering smiling APC supporters…abi

  • Kenny

    Story for the gods!

  • Observer nla

    Dem don come again o… How una take know?

  • MO the Observer

    Lol… Story story

  • Solomon Brown

    The same Army which claims to have killed the human scum Shecow on multiple occasions, are now selling us another story of him being alive and disguising as a woman. If propangandizing is the way you choose to handle the boko haram situation, at least come up with a better and more convincing story line, this one is so elementary not even my 3 year old niece will believe it. Shecow we are counting down waiting on your rebuttal. …. 3……2……1….

  • Sunny

    Haba Nigerian army.I thought you people claimed that this man shekua has been killed
    So this rascal has resurrected and now disguising as a woman.

  • Prince

    What will Nigeria army not say about that monster devil incarnate. They once said he is dead. They also once said he was badly wounded in a gun battle and fled to eventually die. Now he is an imposter. Is this the boko haram that APC said they have defeated?

  • Otile

    Tell your cock-and-bull to APC minions.

  • Dan maikoko

    I cant believe that this is an official statement from the army.So the army or its agents spotted shekau wearing a black hijab. they tracked him to one of several bushside rest rooms in sambisa where he entered and changed to a blue hijab at the end all that the army could do was to expose shekau’s antics to his followers. this story is not funny.The army spokesman should be fired because he does not know the basics of propaganda. You dont ridicule the army you wish to propagate. A more believable story would have been ” we spotted shekau wearing a black hijab and before our drone could fire a hellfire missile, shekau entered an underground bunker. When he later emerged with a blue hijab he was surrounded by ten chibok girls so we could not fire.”

    • Justice and Fairness

      Thank you my Brother. The same army which claimed it has killed Shekau several times over. Perhaps the Spokesman wanted to say Shekau’s ghost now wears blue or black Hijab.

    • Danladee

      Please let us always encourage our military in whatever they are doing to end this menace. I believe this story was extracted from top members of the sect already captured by the military. I don’t believe they will spot the looney in these dresses and allow him to go just like that.

      • Dan maikoko

        If they extracted the story from a captive boko haram member, let them say so.

  • 1464

    This is a propaganda ploy to get shekau to speak up! They used this effectively when they reported his death and the following day shekau responded leading them closer to his position. However, such stories must be moderated to make them more realistic. It is indicting for the army to have spotted him without neutralizing him, and then turn around to claim he was seen in women attire. Something ain’t right.

  • Papis Cruz

    If the military have this kind of information they should keep it to themselves for security and tactical reasons. When you make it known that he is going around in this costumes he will start using another kind of disguise.

  • Julius

    Lmaooooooooooo, just like otile..both of them sabi dress like women !

  • wode

    I think the Military needs to stop all this information about Shekau. I doubt if anybody would believe them until such a time when Shekau can be shown to whole world, dead or alive, as being captured.