The Nigerian military has said that it is yet to receive information on alleged death of leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau.
It was reported on Thursday, May 20, that Shekau was killed in a fight with a Boko Haram faction of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
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Director of Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko who reacted to the media’s inquiry on Shekau’s death, said;
“Sorry, I don’t have information on that.”
Multiple reports have reported that the leader of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram had been seriously injured after trying to kill himself to avoid capture by rival jihadists, two intelligence sources said.
Abubakar Shekau was fighting ISIS-aligned militants from the Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) in northern Nigeria when he was injured on Wednesday, the sources told AFP news agency today.
The fighting occurred in Borno state, where ISWAP has become the dominant force in Nigeria’s more than a decade-long jihadist insurgency.
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