N240 Million Bounty: Boko Haram Leader, Members Declared Wanted

November 24th, 2012

NewsRescue– The Joint Task Force security apparatus of the Nigerian government has declared wanted the Boko Haram terrorist sect which operates out of the North Eastern extremes of Nigeria and neighboring Chad, Niger and possibly Cameroon.

The sects radical leader, who goes under the name, Abubakar Shekau and is known for his Youtube proportional rant videos, has a bounty of N50 million put on his head, while other wanted members earn their hunters 10 million. Totally 19 top members of the cult have been listed as wanted.

The JTF in its statement said:

They are wanted in connection with terrorist activities particularly in the northeast zone of Nigeria that led to the killings, bombings and assassination of some civilians, religious leaders, traditional rulers, businessmen, politicians, civil servants and security personnel amongst others,” the statement said. … They are also wanted for arson and destruction of properties worth millions of naira.

Boko Haram has increasingly been linked with politics and politicians in Nigeria, especially of the ruling PDP political party.

Earlier in August we posted an effort by an Anti terror Muslim group in Nigeria, MuslimsAgainstTerror, who first listed Abubakar Shekau wanted and placed a $10,000 ( N1,590,000) and up bounty on the leaders head.

Boko Haram and its founders are increasingly finding themselves unpopular and under public and national security attack.