United States Govt confirms Boko Haram’s leader, Shekau’s death


Abubakar Shekau in one of his infamous videos. The Army said he may have been killed in July, now the Americans concur.
Abubakar Shekau in one of his infamous videos. The Army said he may have been killed in July, now the Americans concur.

According to the Nigeria’s Military claim that the controversial islamic leader of the notorious sect of the Boko Haram, the United States government yesterday gave an authoritative confirmation that the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, is truely dead.

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Hundreds of lives have been lost to the activities of the terrorist group led by Shekau in parts of North East, Nigeria and other parts of the country.

The Council on Foreign Relations, a top US security think-tank and government advisory, made this confirmation after a thorough investigation.

It said it is apparent that the latest video appearance of Shekau was faked.
“In this latest 33 second video, Shekau was even further from the camera and only appeared to speak for just 10 seconds. The latest video, released on Youtube, is perhaps the biggest sham in the history of terrorism media: Latest 10 Second Sham Video of Blurry Ghost of Late Shekau,” the US security think-tank observed.

It said that “this latest sham video clip is very identical to the August video which was also circulated by AFP, “which US Council on Foreign relations discredited as that of an imposter, except it has a black drape over the old background and Shekau’s image appears to have green-light peripheral shine around it, indicating super-imposition.”

The report said that the older video was also of highly questionable authenticity, adding: “It appears ‘Shekau’ did not wish to risk thorough investigation of ‘his’ video clips and hence, he made it as blurry, as distant from the camera and as short as possible. 10 seconds only, enough time to say 5 words and quickly brush his ghost teeth!”

This is coming just as the Nigerian military announced that two soldiers and five suspected members of Boko Haram were killed in shoot-outs in the early hours of Saturday on the outskirts of Kano.

Army Captain Ikedichi Iweha, spokesman for the security forces’ combined Joint Task Force, said the suspects were planning simultaneous suicide attacks in the Nigerian capital Abuja and Kano, the country’s second largest city.

In an email sent to reporters, Iweha said “intelligence available indicates that the terrorists were in the process of finalising plans”.

He said that security forces also confiscated nearly 50 AK-47 rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Iweha said that security is being tightened in Kano, amid fears that insurgents are fleeing to the city from the three north-eastern states currently under emergency rule.

Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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