Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, is dead – Army Commander

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader

The commander of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ Major General Lucky Irabor has reiterated the position of the Nigerian Army that the original leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, is dead.

The army general who is commanding troops fighting insurgency in the Northeast said the original individual identified as Shekau has been killed.

General Irabor who made this clarification during a tour of formations under his command in Adamawa State said: “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 that the Army does not make statements that are not based on facts.

General Irabor said the military will continue the military operations until the last terrorist is taken out.

He also mentioned that there had been division amongst the Boko Haram as a result of the constant pressure put on them by the Army.

According to him, “They released videos to prove that they are still active, but that’s just a façade.”