The late Abubakar Shekau, former leader of Boko Haram, left behind 83 concubines, according to former terrorist commanders who turned themselves in to Nigerian authorities.
Recall that Shekau was killed during a supremacy battle with a faction of the terrorist group in Sambisa forest in May 2021.
Special Adviser to Borno State governor on Security, Brig Gen. Abdullahi Ishaq (rtd) said on Saturday, December 10, that some of late Shekauâ€™s associates told him about his concubines after they surrendered and embraced peace.
â€œWe started this non-kinetic approach 16th months ago, the model started shortly after the death of Abubakar Shekau and the state government didnâ€™t want Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) to continue using the Shekauâ€™s fighters; we know it would be deadly.
â€œSo, the first of fighter that I received in Bama told me that Shekau had 83 concubines, just imagine he left behind 83 concubines.
â€œThey said he is now in hell because he committed suicide during his clash with other fraction. He always told them go out and fights, if they die in the process several virgins are waiting for them.â€