Boko Haram Has Replaced Abubakar Shekau With Mahamat Daoud As Its Leader

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at 12:24 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Abubakar Shekau, the head of the Boko Haram Islamist group that kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls last year, has been ousted as its leader, it has been claimed.
Shekau, who gained worldwide notoriety after appearing in a series of videos in which he threatened to sell the girls as slaves, has been replaced by another Boko Haram deputy who is said to be open to peace talks, according to Idriss Deby, the president of neighbouring Chad.
Mr Deby, whose forces have been fighting Boko Haram militants around Nigeria’s border areas, made the comments in a press conference on Tuesday in which he claimed that the group was now on the back foot militarily and would be finished “by the end of the year”.
There is someone apparently called Mahamat Daoud who is said to have replaced Abubakr Shekau and he wants to negotiate with the Nigerian government,” he said. “For my part, I would advise not to negotiate with a terrorist.”
It was not clear how Mr Deby had obtained his information, although rumours have been circulating in recent months that Shekau had gone on the run or even fled Nigeria altogether as a result of increased military operations against Boko Haram by both the Nigerian and Chadian governments. Little is known as of yet about the man named by Deby as his successor, whose name may well be a non de guerre. Mr Deby was speaking to reporters in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, on the 55th anniversary of Chad’s independence from France. His claims that Boko Haram are facing imminent defeat will be questioned by some, however, given the carnage the group has wreaked in recent days across its strongholds in north-east Nigeria. On Tuesday, a bomb killed at least 47 people and wounded dozens more in the village of Sabon Gari, near the north-east city of Maiduguri. Two days before that, jihadists shot dead four people and abducted five more in the same area. Nigerian and Chadian commanders maintain that they have at least stopped the group controlling entire towns and neighbourhoods, and that the recent attacks amount to a return to hit-and-run tactics. While claiming progress in the fight against the jihadists, who have repeatedly hit border areas of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, Mr Deby admitted that suicide bombers still posed a threat. But he added: “Boko Haram is decapitated. There are little groups (of Boko Haram members) scattered throughout east Nigeria, on the border with Cameroon. It is within our power to definitively overcome Boko Haram.
It is not the first time that reports have emerged claiming Shekau’s downfall. Reports from the Nigerian military and media have declared him dead on several occasions, although experts also believe that the various videos that have appeared purporting to be him sometimes feature lookalikes. He is believed to have ruled out all prospect of peace talks with the Nigerian government, allegedly causing rifts with other Boko Haram commanders who favoured negotiations that could also have led to the freeing of the schoolgirls.
beneno at 12:26 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Abubaka don die be that
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gogoman at 12:37 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Abubaka still dey kampe he no die.... where be him corpse if him die true true.. anyway like mr Idriss Deby, said no negotiate with  terrorist!   kill them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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stanslim at 12:38 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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I support wot d president of chad said. Y will nigerian govt negotiate wit a sect dat are on d run. Our military have fought well. Instead of spending d money on negotiation, dat money should be channeled on d soldiers ( weda dead of alive). At least 2 pay dem 4 dere hard work
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stanslim at 12:42 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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I support wot d president of chad said. Y will nigerian govt negotiate wit a sect dat are on d run. Our military have fought well. Instead of spending d money on negotiation, dat money should be channeled on d soldiers ( weda dead of alive). At least 2 pay dem 4 dere hard work
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Amywax at 12:44 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Replaced? I don't think shakau  is dead, he went on vacation with the ISIS . I hate to hear about this terrorist
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DJSNIPPER at 12:46 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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CHANGE EVERYWHERE ,EVEN BUHARI DON CHANGE ABUBAKA ,,,
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mary-jay at 01:00 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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When will these whole thing become a story
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Troublemenot at 01:07 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Mr Derby the Buhari regime want to set boko haram free with billions to smile to their bank with after all they are the power behind their coming to power
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Donchijoz at 01:16 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Jona comot Buhari,enter Shekau comot Daoud enter na true change
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nametalkam at 01:20 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Even Boko Haram is progressing, they carry out elections once their tenure in office is due, Jonathan has left, now its Buhari's turn to rule
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chylind5 at 01:25 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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God will help us.
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Anny01 at 01:30 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Developed countries don't negociate with terrorist. If Nigerian Govt. Negociates with BH it would be a very big shame. It will portray Nigerian military as weak. As for shekau ; He's dead,maybe he's enjoying his 70virgins underworld(madness). Q.E.D
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OlasubomiD at 01:48 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 12:37 PM, 12 Aug 15
Abubaka still dey kampe he no die.... where be him corpse if him die true true.. anyway like mr Idriss Deby, said no negotiate with  terrorist!   kill them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Exactly
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OlasubomiD at 01:49 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: stanslim on 12:38 PM, 12 Aug 15
I support wot d president of chad said. Y will nigerian govt negotiate wit a sect dat are on d run. Our military have fought well. Instead of spending d money on negotiation, dat money should be channeled on d soldiers ( weda dead of alive). At least 2 pay dem 4 dere hard work
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Abi but they won't
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OlasubomiD at 01:50 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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God will help is and intervene
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OlasubomiD at 01:51 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Anny01 on 01:30 PM, 12 Aug 15
Developed countries don't negociate with terrorist. If Nigerian Govt. Negociates with BH it would be a very big shame. It will portray Nigerian military as weak. As for shekau ; He's dead,maybe he's enjoying his 70virgins underworld(madness). Q.E.D
They never negotiates with terrorist.. You are very right
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stanslim at 02:53 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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I support wot d president of chad said. Y will nigerian govt negotiate wit a sect dat are on d run. Our military have fought well. Instead of spending d money on negotiation, dat money should be channeled on d soldiers ( weda dead of alive). At least 2 pay dem 4 dere hard work
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elchymo at 02:59 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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My advice, kill them all. No negotiations pls. Negotiating with them means the tens of thousands of ppl they killed all died in vain. Angry Angry Angry
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Diamond222 at 03:19 PM, 12 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: mary-jay on 01:00 PM, 12 Aug 15
When will these whole thing become a story


same thing om my mind
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