- Abubakar Shekau's mother, Falmata Abubakar, has said she had no relationship with the Boko Haram leader, whether dead or alive
- Falmata said Shekau inflicted so much pain on her, adding that giving birth to him was the only link they shared
- The notorious Boko Haram leader was reportedly killed in May in a clash with fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP)
Falmata Abubakar, mother of the slain Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has talked about her relationship with her late son.
She said Shekau had inflicted so much pain on her and she had given up on him.
Falmata also said she doesn’t know if the late terrorist leader had any offspring.
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“I gave birth to him and on my own part, that is the only and last thing between us. Whether he is alive or not; we have parted ways.”
“I never knew whether he had any offspring. He inflicted severe pain on me. God Almighty will judge between us in the hereafter.”
Shekau was reportedly killed in May during a face-off with fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Malam Bako: Nigerian troops kill terrorist who succeeded ISWAP leader Al-Barnawi
In other news, Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA), said Nigerian troops have killed Malam Bako, another ISWAP leader.
This development came days after Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff, confirmed that Abu Musad Al-Barnawi, the leader of ISWAP, was dead. Monguno, while addressing newsmen after a security meeting of service chiefs with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, October 21, said Bako was killed by the military.
“Two days ago, the man who succeeded him (Al-Barnawi), one Malam Bako, one of the prominent leaders of the Shura Council of the Islamic State of West African Province, was also taken out."
Why Buhari must release names of Boko Haram sponsors - Kukah
Meanwhile, the Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has raised concerns about the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to release names of sponsors of Boko Haram terrorists.
The cleric while delivering a sermon at the Priestly Ordination of Five Deacons at the Holy Family Cathedral alleged that the administration is not sincere in dealing with terrorists killing Nigerians.
Kukah on Sunday, October 3, wondered why it is difficult for the government to release names of those sponsoring terrorism. The bishop also declared that Nigeria is a broken country that's decomposing from within, adding that people cannot go on like this.