Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole said if he knows the whereabouts of the Boko Haram leader, he would "grab his balls."
He stated this at a press conference in Maiduguri, Borno state, on Wednesday January 4, in response to a question on the sect leader's whereabouts.
"If I know where Shekau is now, I will grab his balls," he said.
Irabor had in September 2016 said the military had killed the real Shekau, alongside his impostors.
He had said: "I can confirm to you that the original Shekau was killed, the second Shekau was killed, and the man presenting himself as Shekau, I can also confirm to you that few days ago, he was wounded. We are yet to confirm whether he is dead or not.
"They released videos to prove that they are still active, but that’s just a facade."
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Irabor also revealed to newsmen on Wednesday that three female suicide bombers who were going towards Limankara in Gwoza council in Borno were intercepted and killed when they attempted to ram into troops.