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Boko Haram: “Shekau is a mad man” – General Buratai



Chief of Army Staff General Tukur Buratai

Chief of Army Staff General Tukur Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday in Yola, described Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of the Boko Haram Terrorists, as a mad man.

Asked to react to the video posted by Shekau on Sunday where he claimed to be alive and in good health, Buratai said: “He – Shekau – is a mad man. We don’t have anything to tell him, he is on his way to his waterloo.’’

The chief of army staff said the army had stabilised the security situation in the North-East.

He called on the Federal Government and government of the affected states to give priority attention to issues of peace building, reconstruction and humanitarian needs.

“There is need to ameliorate the challenges of the IDPs,’’ he stressed.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while paying courtesy call on Governor Jubrilla Bindow of Adamawa, Buratai said that the fight against insurgency had reached an advanced stage.

He said the major challenge now was humanitarian and called on the government to provide the needed facilities to enable the IDPs return to their communities.

The governor commended the army for degrading the insurgents and promised to continue to support the military.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Darius

    September 27, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I thought you guys said Shekau is dead? Now he is a mad man! Do you mean a dead mad man? I don’t understand. The Army is always giving contradictory reports. Why can’t they say something for once and mean it?

  2. Toby Crackit

    September 27, 2016 at 10:09 am

    we know he’s mad, that’s not for debate, but why has he suddenly risen from the ashes like a Pheonix? Are we sure he’s the only one that’s mad sha? Just Saying

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