Borno APC demands arrest of the person behind rumour of Shekau's arrest


According to the Borno state chapter of All Progressive Congress, APC, has in a statement credited to Makinta Zarami, its publicity secretary, said that 'some loyalists of former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff ‎led by one Barrister Kolo Adam, are behind ongoing spread of dangerous rumours claiming that Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau has been arrested at a UN rented facility in Maiduguri'.

Consequently, the party demanded for his immediate arrest for misleading the public.

Mr. Kolo has made a Facebook post in which he exclusively reported that Shekau was arrested in Maiduguri.

The statement went viral leading to heightening of tensions in the state.

In a statement signed by Lt. Col. Kingsley Samuel, the Operation Lafiya Dole Command of the Nigerian Army has denied rumours of any arrest but confirmed raiding houses in Maiduguri.