Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been killed, according to a report by the news platform HumAngle published by Premium Times. Shekau, whose death has been reported many times before, reportedly died following the invasion of the Boko Haram stronghold by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a terror group that broke away from the Shekau-led Boko Haram faction in 2016 and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS).

According to Nigeria’s Vanguard News, ISWAP – led by Abu-Musad Albarnawy has taken over territories previously controlled by Boko Haram and arrested 30 top commanders loyal to the late Boko Haram leader.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appearing in a propaganda video

  • The Nigerian government has repeatedly claimed victory over Boko Haram, and confined it to the north-east alone, but recent revelations by some state governors give … Read more »

  • The G7 group of countries, comprising Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and the U.S. has pledged U.S.$389 million to assist millions of people affected by Boko Haram … Read more »

  • April 14 marks seven years since 279 schoolgirls were taken by the armed group Boko Haram in Chibok. Some escaped, others were later released, following intense campaigning by … Read more »

Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.