Reports reaching Nigerian Insight indicates that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation has accused the Federal Government of plotting to create a fake Abubakar Shekau (Boko Haram Leader) to give Nigerians the impression that it’s winning the war on terrorism.
The reports have it that, credible sources had alerted the party about the fake Shekau who they claim might become a tool to blackmail members of APC. They claim that the Federal Government intends to force the fake Shekau to say he was working for the opposition party candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), in order to link him to terrorism as it had attempted but failed in the past.
Endorsing the claims, a statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC, Malam Garba Shehu, said it wondered where the “new Shekau” would come from after government, at several times in the past, announced that it had killed the insurgents’ leader; Abubakar Shekau.
“The charge to the military, that they should catch Shekau alive by the President in the last 24 hours, lends credence to the report that indeed a fake Shekau is about being created,” it said. It would be recalled that President Goodluck Jonathan in a recent interview with This Day, vowed that the Military will catch (Abubakar) Shekau before the elections.