Mother of Boko Haram Leader Speaks
Falmata Abubakar, the mother of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has actually opened on her child for the very first time given that the start of revolt.
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Mrs Abubakar, that spoke with VOA Hausa solution from her house in the remote town of Shekau in Yobe State. The slain Boko Haram leader’s late father was a local Imam. Mrs Abubakar reveals that she does not recognize the location of her child and also has actually not established eyes on him in the last 15 years.
“I can’t say whether he is dead or alive. Only God knows. The last time I set eyes on him was 15 years ago,” she stated.
According to her, Mr Shekau left the town to Maiduguri in search of Islamic education and learning.
She stated it remained in the training course of search for Islamic education and learning that he fulfilled late Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf.
“I have not seen him since he met Mohammed Yusuf. He is my son. And despite that filial bond existing between mother and son, I am not in support of his cause. He terrorised a lot of people. I wish I can see him to reprimand him. I pray to Allah to change him into the righteous path. I have not inculcated in him such behaviour. Only God knows where he acquires such habit.”
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