7million Dollars Reward for Anyone with Information that can Help USA Arrest Leader Of Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau

The United States of America has announced its readiness to offer 7 million dollars reward to anyone who has credible information that can lead to the arrest of the leader of the deadly Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau.

USA's Department of State announced this via Twitter on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. In the tweet, the department shared phone numbers and social media channels through which such information can be shared.

"The United States Department of State offers a #reward of up to $7 million for information leading to the arrest of #terrorist Abubakar #Shekau, leader of #Boko_Haram. #Whatsapp : +1 202 975 9195 #Telegram : @RFJ_Francais_bot", the State Department tweeted.

His countless deaths and resurrections: 

Shekau was reported killed in 2009 but reappeared as the group leader less than a year later. The Nigerian army in mid-August 2013 stated that he was fatally wounded when soldiers raided a base of Boko Haram in Sambisa forest and had died between 25 July and 3 August.

However, a video in September 2013 was released in which a man purported to be Shekau claimed he had not been killed. The Nigerian army also stated to have killed him during the 2014 Battle of Kodunga that lasted from September 12 to 14th.

The Cameroonian military posted a photo[29] and also claimed that their forces killed Shekau in September 2014. In response to these reports, security analyst Ryan Cummings commented, "Is this his fourth or fifth death? He dies more often than an iPhone battery."

 In early October 2014, a video was obtained by AFP news agency that showed Shekau alive, in which he mocked the Nigerian military's allegations that he had been killed.

Chadian President, Idriss Déby claimed in mid-August 2015 that Shekau had been replaced by Mahamat Daoud without exactly specifying his fate.  An audio message attributed to Shekau was released a few days later, in which he purportedly stated that he had neither been killed nor ousted as chief of the group.

Shekau was reported to have been "fatally wounded" during an airstrike in Taye village on 19 August 2016 by Nigerian Air Force which also killed some senior leaders of Boko Haram.

On 25 September, a video of a man purported to be Shekau was released on YouTube, in which he claimed that he was alive and in good health.

On 27 June 2017, Shekau released a video in which he claimed responsibility for the abduction of Nigerian policewomen and criticized the Nigerian government for claiming that Boko Haram had been defeated.

 This video would seem to be further evidence of Shekau's continued survival. On February 2020 shekau release a video threatens the minister of information and digital economic Isa Ali Pantami reminding him of what they did to Islamic scholar Ja'afar Mahmud Adam in Maiduguri when he was preaching against Boko Haram.

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