An Islamic cleric has vowed to embark on a trekking spree should the leader of dreaded Boko Haram sect Abubakar Shekau be captured.
Ali Ahmad, 37, said the ‘foot journey’ for him would be a way to celebrate the total liberation of the region from the activities of terrorists and also the Nigerian military’s effort in fighting the insurgents.
Speaking in Abuja after a prayer session by over 500 clerics in Abuja on Wednesday, July 27, Ahmad said he will embark on 844 kilometre if the military brings the ‘heartless’ insurgent down.
The native of Gudumbali village in Guzamala LGA of Borno state, said he lost one of his wives and two children to attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.
Ahmad said the incident which took place in January 2015 occurred in a market in Maiduguri.
He further relocated to Abuja after the attack to start a new life after loosing property worth million in the attack.
Ahmad said: “I was doing fine with my family in Maiduguri until January 2015 when the Boko Haram members attacked the Monday Market and killed several people.
“I was in Kano that day to buy goods when I got a call from my house that my wife, Zaina and two sons have been killed by bomb blast. I lost everything I had and I had no choice than to move my remaining family to my village in Gudumbali. From there I moved to Abuja,” Ahmad said.
“I am ready to trek from Lagos to Maiduguri if he is arrested. I don’t mind my age and strength. Shekau is an evil man and deserves to die. He will not go unpunished,” Ahmad added.
“Our military deserves all the support and encouragement from spiritual and political leadership of the country to totally wipe away their tears in the north eastern part of the country. It will be everyone’s joy to see Shekau in chains.”
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