Nigerian Army pronounces Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau dead
Posted by News Express | 1 September 2016 | 2,238 times
The Nigerian army has said that it has killed the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, as well as his impostor.
According to Lucky Irabor, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who was speaking in Adamawa state on Thursday, described as “a façade” recent videos of Abubakar Shekau released by Boko Haram
“I can confirm to you that the original Shekau was killed, the second Shekau was killed, and the man presenting himself as Shekau, I can also confirm to you that few days ago, he was wounded. We are yet to confirm whether he is dead or not,” he said.
“They released videos to prove that they are still active, but that’s just a facade.”
Last week, Sani Usman, army spokesman, issued a statement saying Shekau was “fatally” injured in an air raid.
“In what one could describe as the most unprecedented and spectacular air raid, we have just confirmed that as a result of the interdiction efforts of the Nigerian air force, some key leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists have been killed while others were fatally wounded,” Usman had said.
“Those confirmed dead include Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, amongst others, while their leader, the so-called ‘Abubakar Shekau’, is believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders. Several other terrorists were also wounded.”
•Text courtesy of Daily Trust.Photo shows Abubakar Shekau.