Boko Haram leader’s fate unclear: Commander

Posted: September 22, 2014 in World News
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Nigerian Islamist insurgents, Boko Haram confirms not the fate of it’s leader, Abubakar Shekau after Newsday 24/7 talked to a commander of the group based in a town north of the country.

The commander on condition of anonymity told Newsday 24/7 that it’s fighters engaged with Cameroonian soldiers near the border with Nigeria and is not aware of leader’s fate after the fighting.

Image shows a man lying on the ground, apparently with a wound to his head. The bearded individual bears a close resemblance to Shekau as seen in the many video appearances in which he threatens the Nigerian government and boasts of the strength of the Islamist group which has brought mayhem and bloodshed to a large swathe of the north.

The Cameroonian military posted the picture to social media with no explanation as to the circumstances of the alleged killing. The country’s
armed forces have been increasingly engaging with Boko Haram along its border as the group makes gains in the state of Borno, north-eastern Nigeria.

More details to follow.


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