Why Boko Haram Leader Shekau Stayed In My House – House Of Reps Member

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A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Mohammed Monguno, has revealed the circumstances which led Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau to stay in his house.

The lawmaker, who represents Jere Federal Constituency in Borno State, made the revelation in an interview published by Sunday Vanguard.

He noted that he never met Shekau but the Boko Haram leader stayed in his house in Monguno, Borno State when the terror group overran the community under the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.

He said, “Before 2015, about two thirds of the local governments in Borno were under the firm grip of Boko Haram; even my house in Borno was one of their operational headquarters, effectively occupied by one of the leaders.”

Asked if it was Shekau, the lawmaker replied, “Yes, Shekau! When he was in Borno, he stayed in my house.”

He added, “I never saw or met him personally.

“I don’t know the kind of person he is. But he and his fellow terrorists occupied my house when they took over Monguno before they were flushed out by the military after Monguno was liberated.”

Asked to proffer a solution to the menace of Boko Haram, Monguno said, “I will emphasize on the need for the Lake Chad Basin Commission member-countries to work closely, hand-in-hand to defeat Boko Haram.

“There is also the need for international support; just like the US, EU, Russia came together to decimate ISIS in Iraq and Syria. There is the need also to increase funding for security.”

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