A reverend of Anglican Church Nigeria (ACN) based in Borno State, Pastor Desmond Yunana, has revealed that the factional leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, is critically ill and his ready to beg Nigerians for forgiveness.
Speaking during a sermon in his church on Sunday, the Borno pastor said the Boko Haram leader wants Nigerians to pray for him.
Pastor Yunana said last night, he had a “revelation” that Abubakar Shekau’s health condition is very bad.
He said Shekau, who needs prayers from both Christian and Muslim residents of Maiduguri, is ready to ask for forgiveness.
Recall that a captured Boko Haram fighter had revealed that an attack by the Nigerian military has crippled the leader of the insurgence, Abubakar Shekau.
Naija News reports that the leader of the faction of Boko Haram has not been seen on his feet lately as he has released video where he is seen sitting or in some cases, using audio to pass across his message.
According to The Cable, Mohammed Adam, a teenage fighter, who is currently in the custody of troops of 195 battalion of the Nigerian army, says Shekau can no longer walk effectively.
In a video, Adam said Shekau got injured during an aerial bombardment on an insurgents’ camp in Tumbuktu, Sambisa forest and can no longer lead any operation physically.
The teenage fighter said he was abducted by Boko Haram at the age of 10 while working on the farm in Firgi, Gwoza local government area of Borno.