This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

In Nigeria, $1.8 mn reward for Boko Haram leaders

The Nigerian military has offered USD 1.8 million for information leading to the capture of 19 leading members of Boko Haram.

Zeenews Bureau

Maiduguri: The Nigerian military has offered 290 million naira (USD 1.8 million) for information leading to the capture of 19 leading members of Boko Haram, an Islamist extremist group.

As per a news agency, Lt Col Sagir Musa, the spokesman of the Joint Task Force, said in a statement on Friday that the bounty for Boko Haram sect leader Abubakar Shekau is USD 312,500.

The statement says information on four other named top sect officials would earn the informant USD 156,000 each. It then listed 14 "commanders" and each had a USD 62,500 bounty.

The statement gave three phone numbers and said callers` identities would be protected.

Boko Haram, which has launched attacks on mosques, churches, schools, phone masts and government buildings, is held responsible for more than 760 deaths this year alone, according to a news agency’s count.

(With Agency inputs)

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions


photo gallery



K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi