Fatima, the mom of Abubakar Shekau, the chief of Boko Haram, says she is unsure whether her son is dead or alive and that the final time she ever set eyes on him was 15 years in the past.
In an interview with the Voice of America Hausa, the outdated lady mentioned since her son met with Mohammed Yusuf, founder of the sect, he has stayed away from her.
“I don’t know whether he is dead or alive, solely God is aware of. I’ve not seen him within the final 15 years. I didn’t set my eyes on him since he got here into contact with Mohammed Yusuf. I know he is my son, and everybody is aware of a mom’s love for her son, however our perspective to life is totally different… He has thrown many individuals into disasters. The place can I discover him to attract his consideration? He has thrown many individuals into violence, however I ask God to information me” she mentioned
The aged lady mentioned Shekau’s late father was the Imam of the village Mosque earlier than his loss of life.
Shekau took management of the group after the loss of life of its founder, Mr Yusuf, who was killed in police custody.