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Shekau Mother Finally Reveals Son’s Whereabout

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Shekau Mother Finally Reveals Son’s Whereabout


Shekau Mother Boko Haram Leader has broken silence on his son’s whereabouts.


WeetalknaijaBlog gathered that Falmata Abubakar, the mother of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has broken silence on her son’s whereabouts for the first time since the beginning of the insurgency.


WeetalknaijaBlog report that Mrs Abubakar spoke to VOA Hausa service from her home in the remote village of Shekau in Yobe State.


According to Shekau Mother, the Boko Haram leader’s late father was a local Imam.


Mrs Abubakar further revealed that she does not know the whereabouts of her son and has not set eyes on him in the last 15 years.

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In her words, “I can’t say whether he is dead or alive. Only God knows. The last time I set eyes on him was 15 years ago.”


According to her, Mr Shekau left the village to Maiduguri in search of Islamic education.

She said it was in the course of pursuit for Islamic education that he met late Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf.

“I have not seen him since he met Mohammed Yusuf. He is my son. And despite that filial bond existing between mother and son, I am not in support of his cause. He terrorised a lot of people. I wish I can see him to reprimand him. I pray to Allah to change him into the righteous path. I have not inculcated in him such behaviour. Only God knows where he acquires such habit.”

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Shekau Mother Finally Reveals Son’s Whereabout

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