Boko Haram ‘We are fighting sect not Shekau,’ Nigerian Army says

Rabe’s comments were in response to a recent video released by Shekau which showed him looking weak and sick.

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Abubakar Shekau flanked by his followers.

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The Nigerian Army has said that its fight against terror is aimed at Boko Haram as a whole and not at the sect’s leader, Abubakar Shekau.

The comments were made by Director of Defence Information, General Rabe Abubakar while speaking to IB Times UK.

“We are not fighting Shekau, we are fighting against Boko Haram. The military is not concerned or bothered about what Shekau said,” he said.

“Whether he is quitting or not, the offensive will continue until there are no Boko Haram remnants left. We will not leave any stone unturned,” he added.

Rabe’s comments were in response to a recent video released by Shekau which showed him looking weak and sick.

The Boko Haram leader, who spoke in Arabic and Hausa, is also said to have called on his followers to surrender.

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