The Special Adviser to Governor of Borno State on Security, Brig Gen. Abdullahi Ishaq (rtd) has said some surrendered terrorists revealed that the late Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, left behind 83 concubines.
Ishaq, who spoke on Saturday, in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, said some of the associates told him about Shekau’s concubines after they surrendered and embraced peace.
He also stated that the surredered terror commanders told him that the late Boko Haram leader is now in hell for committing suicide, which was against their teachings.
His words, “We started this non-kinetic approach 16 months ago, the model started shortly after the death of Abubakar Shekau and the state government didn’t want Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) to continue using the Shekau’s fighters; we know it would be deadly.
“So, the first of fighter that I received in Bama told me that Shekau had 83 concubines, just imagine he left behind 83 concubines.
“They said he is now in hell because he committed suicide during his clash with other factions. He always told them go out and fight, if they die in the process several virgins are waiting for them.
“Let me say this, many of his commanders were bitter after he committed suicide because that act contradicted what he preached. I can tell you that many of these fighters don’t know how to perform simple ablution, not to talk of how to do prayers. We had to start teaching them after we brought them to Maiduguri.”