Shekau may not be a real name, kill one & hundreds surface – Lai Mohammed

Boko Haram . Abubakar Shekau

Nigeria’s minister of information, Lai Mohammed, says the name Shekau may be a fake name. Abubakar Shekau is the leader of the Nigerian-based jihadist organization known as Boko Haram. The jihadists have in the past established (short-lived) caliphates and Muslim empires in northeast Nigeria and embarrassed the Nigerian military severally on a number of occasions. Each time the army pronounced Shekau dead he resurfaced in another audio and/or video spewing hate and defiant messages to the Nigerian president and his military.

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During an interview with The Nation, Lai Mohammed was asked to comment on the Boko Haram political and militant leader, Shekau, and the information minister said:

Lai Mohammed

“You know my understanding of Shekau? Shekau may not be a real name. If you kill one Shekau today, there are hundreds that come to that place. For me, Shekau as a person is a symbol of insurgency. Now, whether he is dead or not, I think it is a mute point. What is important, are we wining insurgency or not? The answer is yes”

 – Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information
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