Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram Leader 'May Be Dead'

Date: 19-08-2013 8:01 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Olusola Agbaje
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Nigeria's militant Islamist leader Abubakar Shekau may have been killed by the security forces during a shoot-out, an army spokesman has said.

An "intelligence report" showed that Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram group, may have died between 25 July and 3 August, Lt-Col Sagir Musa said.

Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency in Nigeria since 2009, has not commented on the statement.

The US had put a bounty of $7m (£4.6m) on Shekau's head.

The intelligence report suggested that Shekau was shot on 30 June, when soldiers raided a Boko Haram base at Sambisa Forest in north-eastern Nigeria.

"Shekau was mortally wounded in the encounter and was sneaked into Amitchide - a border community in Cameroon for treatment... It is greatly believed that Shekau might have died between 25 July to 3 August 2013," Col Musa said.

A video of Shekau, released on 13 August, was "dramatised by an imposter to hoodwink the sect members to continue with the terrorism", he added.

On 14 August, the military said it had killed Boko Haram's second-in-command, Momodu Bama, also known by his alias "Abu Saad".

Correspondents say there is no independent confirmation of Shekau's or Bama's death.

Thousands of people have died since Boko Haram began its insurgency in 2009.

A claim in 2009 that Shekau had been killed turned out to be untrue, they add.

He became leader of Boko Haram after its founder, Muhammad Yusuf, died in police custody in the same year.

The insurgency became far more brutal under Shekau's leadership, with Boko Haram carrying out a wave of bombings and abductions, including that of foreigners, in its campaign to create an Islamic state across Nigeria, correspondents say.

In May, President Goodluck Jonathan declared an emergency in three north-eastern states, saying the group threatened Nigeria's existence.

Posted: at 19-08-2013 08:01 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- stikerxxx at 19-08-2013 08:16 PM (9 years ago)
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If is true that is dead...then we have to give tanks to God. Cheesy
Posted: at 19-08-2013 08:16 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Austinjack at 19-08-2013 08:20 PM (9 years ago)
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Poster waiten be all dis nonsense self,may have died is it news
Posted: at 19-08-2013 08:20 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- udenzeu at 19-08-2013 08:25 PM (9 years ago)
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Where is this ganger guy? Abeg give me weed jarey!
Posted: at 19-08-2013 08:25 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- paulohking at 19-08-2013 08:49 PM (9 years ago)
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I hate the word 'may' atimes, be sure before u post here man >Smiley
Posted: at 19-08-2013 08:49 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 19-08-2013 08:59 PM (9 years ago)
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Story
Posted: at 19-08-2013 08:59 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- proly at 19-08-2013 09:03 PM (9 years ago)
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kkkk
Posted: at 19-08-2013 09:03 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- ThoRam at 19-08-2013 09:08 PM (9 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
 
Posted: at 19-08-2013 09:08 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Starship at 19-08-2013 09:24 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: paulohking on 19-08-2013 08:49 PM
I hate the word 'may' atimes, be sure before u post here man >Smiley
Posted: at 19-08-2013 09:24 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Starship at 19-08-2013 09:25 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: paulohking on 19-08-2013 08:49 PM
I hate the word 'may' atimes, be sure before u post here man >Smiley
you hate the word may???hunh??? Nd if we check properly either you or ur  G.F is a may born.....
Posted: at 19-08-2013 09:25 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Joacy at 19-08-2013 09:47 PM (9 years ago)
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Ok ooo we are still prayin.
Posted: at 19-08-2013 09:47 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Shegzan at 19-08-2013 10:00 PM (9 years ago)
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Kk#

Posted: at 19-08-2013 10:00 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 19-08-2013 10:03 PM (9 years ago)
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These JTF to me are failure -how many timesheet had told us this man was killed in this very year alone?I wonder that the situation would have be suppose we are wagging war with a neighbouring county & not boo harm
Posted: at 19-08-2013 10:03 PM (9 years ago) | Grande Master
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- angesco at 19-08-2013 10:31 PM (9 years ago)
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'May be dead' - if you are unsure why tell the world?
Posted: at 19-08-2013 10:31 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Aniagain at 19-08-2013 10:35 PM (9 years ago)
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Mtcheew....newsless news

Posted: at 19-08-2013 10:35 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickman2 at 19-08-2013 10:37 PM (9 years ago)
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he don die again..how many times una dey kill this idiot..any way..na lie ..
Posted: at 19-08-2013 10:37 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- uploader at 19-08-2013 10:56 PM (9 years ago)
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alo alo o
Posted: at 19-08-2013 10:56 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sucre4u at 19-08-2013 10:57 PM (9 years ago)
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Story story
Posted: at 19-08-2013 10:57 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- 2bify at 19-08-2013 11:01 PM (9 years ago)
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Ok guys let me change the word may to have, meaning that the stupid boko naram leader have died, he died because God is greater than him
Posted: at 19-08-2013 11:01 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- odprince at 19-08-2013 11:09 PM (9 years ago)
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Poster..you are not sure right?then ganger the swager ok......show me his corpse when you are sure ok....am waiting..in fact,we are waiting for the real story...
Posted: at 19-08-2013 11:09 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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