Nigeria’s military has finally gone the way of USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, by offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in rewards for information leading to the capture of leader of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and other commanders.
Statement listed 19 alleged senior members of the extremist group blamed for hundreds of deaths in connection with its insurgency in northern and central Nigeria. The rewards ranged from 50 million naira ($317,000, 245,000 euros) for the suspected leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau, to 10 million naira for various Boko Haram commanders. “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.
They are also wanted for arson and destruction of properties worth millions of naira”, a military statement said. They are also wanted for arson and destruction of properties worth millions of naira.”