Mother of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the terrorist organisation, Boko Haram, Falmata Abubakar, has said that she has not seen her son in 15 years.
In an interview with VOA Hausa service, Ms Abubakar said she had no idea where her son was or his situation.
In a report published on Thursday, the VOA said elders and leader of Shekau village in Yobe State took its team to the woman.
The report also contained that Mr Shekau’s late father was the Imam of the village Mosque before his death.
According to her “I don’t know whether he is dead or alive, only God knows, I have not seen him in the last 15 years.”
The report also indicated that residents of the village said they always hid the identity of their village for fear of being associated with the Boko Haram leader.
Mr Shekau is notorious for his leadership of the deadly group responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people in Nigeria, Cameroun, Chad and Niger.