A captured Boko Haram fighter says Abubakar Shekau, leader of the sect, can no longer walk effectively.
Mohammed Adam, a teenage fighter, who is currently in custody of troops of 195 battalion of the Nigerian army, said Shekau got injured during an air bombardment on an insurgents’ camp in Tumbuktu, Sambisa forest, a Boko Haram stronghold in Borno state.
In a video seen by TheCable, Adam was heard saying Shekau can no longer lead any operation physically. Shekau, known for taunting the military in videos, has not been seen on his feet lately as he has released video where he is seen sitting or in some cases, using audio to pass across his message.
Adam was abducted by Boko Harma at the age of 10. He was working on the farm in Firgi, Gwoza local government area of Borno, when Boko Haram fighters took him away forcefully.