Army to present Shekau’s Qur’an, flag to Buhari

Army to present Shekau’s Qur’an, flag to Buhari
December 29 10:34 2016

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday announced it had recovered Abubakar Shekau’s Qur’an and flag from Camp Zero, the Boko Haram’s Headquarters in Sambisa forest.

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor said this while briefing newsmen on “Operation Rescue Final’’ in Maiduguri.

He told journalists that the Qur’an and flag will be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burutai at a later date.

“We believe that the Holy Book and the flag were abandoned by Abubakar Shekau while he escaped.

“The Book will be taken to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burutai, for onward presentation to Mr President.

“We have also made a lot of arrests. Our troops in Damboa arrested about 15 Boko Haram members.

We also arrested one Musa from Potiskum on Christmas day which was Dec.25.

“On Dec. 26 our troops also intercepted two Boko Haram suspects in Maiduguri.

“We, therefore, warn residents of the state to be wary of people coming to hide in and around their houses.

“We are also warning residents to report any suspected Boko Haram members hiding in their houses to the relevant security agencies and any failure to do that would tantamount to supporting and sympathising with the sect’s activities,’’ Irabor said.