A captured Boko Haram fighter has revealed that the leader of the terror sect, Abubakar Shekau can no longer walk properly.
According to Mohammed Adam, a boko haram fighter currently in the custody of the Nigerian Army, Shekau was injured during an air bombardment of their camp in Timbuktu, Sambisa Forest, Borno state.
Adam disclosed that shekau can no longer lead any operation physically. The suspect narrated that he was abducted by Boko Haram at the age of 10. The teenage fighter, who spent five years in captivity, claimed he knows Shekau personally.
“I am a well-trained insurgents war front soldier who specialised in weapons handling including AK-47 riffles and GPMG as well as planting IED’s along troops patrol route,”.
“We are also given training on other unconventional techniques to inflict heavy casualties on troops.”.
“I escaped with the intention of being rescued by the troops of the Nigerian army which will in turn afford me the opportunity of fulfilling my dreams of going to school to acquire knowledge,” he said.
He said he escaped from one of the camps in Sambisa forest due to hardship and hunger, resulting from cholera outbreak, which left over 500 militants and their families in critical condition.