The Nigerian Army says factional Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, is now on the run, dressed as a woman wearing either a black or blue hijab.
He is said to alternate between blue and black coloured hijab to avoid detection, the army said.
He was last seen in a black hijab, according to information gathered, said director of the Army public relations Brig-Gen Sani Usman in a statement.
“While concerted efforts are ongoing to track and apprehend the fugitive terrorist leader, we implore also members of the public, especially the residents of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States to be more vigilant, security conscious and be on the lookout of Abubakar Shekau and other terrorists that might disguise as women to escape.”
The army says Shekau on the run is the result of concerted of troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on the ongoing clearance of the Boko Haram terrorists through Operation DEEP PUNCH II.
Speaking about Shekau, the army said, “He is desperately trying to escape the theatre disguised as a woman dressed in Hijab.
We reliably gathered that to avoid detection Abubakar Shekau alternates between blue and black coloured hijabs. He was last seen in a black hijab.”