Friday 21st July 2017, the Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has directed the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, to capture Abubakar Shekau, the so-called and self-styled leader of Boko Haram terrorists group, dead or alive.
The Theatre Commander has further been directed to do so within 40 days.
He is to employ all arsenal at the disposal of the Theatre Command to smoke out Shekau wherever he is hiding in Nigeria.
The general public is please requested to also assist and volunteer information that would lead to the accomplishment of this task.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
Director Army Public Relations