Shekau is dead, says army chief

The military said yesterday that factional Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been killed.

The Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, who spoke in Adamawa State during a tour of formations under his command, said the individual originally identified as Shekau had been killed, adding that the person injured during an air raid last month is the latest person claiming the name.

Gen. Irabor 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 Boko Haram “released videos to prove that they are still active, but that’s just a façade.”

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