The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has declared that it is “desperately” searching for the real elusive leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau.
Speaking through its Director of Information, Major General John Enenche, at a media forum, in Abuja on Thursday, the Defence Headquarters expressed optimism that Shekau would soon be captured.
He vowed that Shekau would be brought to justice over the sects activities which led to loss of many lives and property in the North East.
Eneche explained that the Military was yet to apprehend Shekau due to fictitious faces of some Commanders of the terrorists parading themselves as Shekau.
According to Enenche, “The search for Shekau is still on. There are so many faces posing as him.
”But we are aware, and have come to know that the real Shekau is yet to be apprehended. If you remember, when Osama bin Laden was killed, they went further to do a DNA test.“It is because there are so many faces of Shekau, that brought the mix up, but the real Shekau is yet to be caught, and we will get him.”
Recall that the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, recently declared that Shekau is still alive.