A cross-section of residents who spoke to the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on Friday said they loved the news and prayed that it was true.
“I’m happy about it share this news with others in Borno and pray that it is real.
“I also pray that development will serve as a major breakthrough that will ease the end of this crisis,” a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), who identified himself simply as Lawan, said:
One student, Sadiq Ibrahim, said the news meant that something positive was about to happen for the people who had prayed for an end to the uprising
“We have prayed over the years and even followed special prayers for divine intervention during Ramadan, which has just ended, and it seems that God has answered our prayers,” Ibrahim said.
Bala Musa, a driver, said the news was a great relief to the Öf There was a public that longed for an end to the uprising.
“People are happy about this development and we hope that it is true.
” If you have observed where anytime you see a group of excited people discussing when the news broke, the subject of discussion by such groups is Shekau’s death.
“We hope our security forces will seize the opportunity of the conflict between the two Insurgents to further demote them, ”Musa said