It is no doubt that a greater part of a child’s upbringing comes from the mother and it comes with a great deal of work and teachings so that the child attains good morals and behavior.
But its not always the case, when the children grow up, they find their own path and decide who they want to be. Falmata Abubakar is the mother of Abubakar Shekau, one of the notorious and most wanted terrorists in the world. She married a local district Imam called Shekau.
According to Falmata, his son left them at very young age to Maiduguri to proceed with his Islamic studies to become an almajiri. She told Voice of America (VOA) during an interview in 2018 that the late Late Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf brainwashed him.
Falmata expressed grief over the pain his son was causing to people and prayed to God to put him on the right path.