YERWA EXPRESS NEWS | AUGUST 11, 2017
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.