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Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai,The Chief of Army Staff, has ordered the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, to produce Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, dead or alive within 40 days.
According to a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, on Friday night, the army chief directed Attahiru to use everything in his arsenal to seize the terror leader.
Usman said, “On Friday, the Chief of Army Staff directed the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole to capture Abubakar Shekau, the so-called and self-styled leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, dead or alive.
“The theatre commander has further been directed to do so within 40 days. He is to employ the entire arsenal at the disposal of the theatre command to smoke out Shekau, wherever he is hiding in Nigeria.
“The general public is requested to also assist and volunteer information that would lead to the accomplishment of this task.”