US in Doubt Over Nigeria's Military Claim of Killing Shekau, Boko Haram's Leader

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(m) at 26-09-2014 01:03PM (5 years ago)

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The United States yesterday expressed doubts over claims by the Nigerian military that Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau had been killed in recent clashes with troops.
According to a senior State Department official who spoke with reporters, “ the Nigerian government has announced several times that the head of Boko Haram was dead, and every single time, we find out that it is not true.
“What I read recently is that Shekau’s lookalike or some Shekau impostor was killed and then I read later that maybe, Shekau himself was killed. I don’t put a lot of weight on those stories until we see more evidence,” the official added, asking not to be identified.
The Nigerian Defense Ministry had, on Wednesday, said that Shekau was dead and that one Bashir Mohammed, killed during recent clashes with troops, was a lookalike who had been impersonating him in videos.
The announcement makes it the first time that the military high command will be confirming the death of Shekau, after refusing to validate two previous claims from police and a regional task force in 2009 and 2013.
But analysts have also dismissed the report, saying it was a propaganda. The State Department official equally maintained that Boko Haram was still carrying out attacks.
The official held that the United States remains committed in trying to find some 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militant group in April, which he acknowledged was “a huge challenge” stressing that “many of them were taken into the forest and given the long time in the hands of the terrorists, it is possible that many of them have been taken to other locations.”


schmit (f) at 26-09-2014 01:16PM
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Me too dey doubt am ooo, bcus DAT swallow something when dey him forehead one dey side, the other one dey middle, so I no sure say na d same person oo
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zeigbo (m) at 26-09-2014 01:25PM
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me don't trust the news abt his death

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Bobglad (m) at 26-09-2014 01:45PM
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Nigeria army claim is not true he is  not the person they only look alike
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ChineduBlessing (m) at 26-09-2014 01:51PM
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The man don die, full stop.
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bayonel3 (m) at 26-09-2014 02:08PM
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anyway the future go tell us maybe the guy die or not. because these killings have to stop. and I wonder if they will ever bring the girls back.
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beneno (m) at 26-09-2014 02:47PM
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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morgrawl231 (m) at 26-09-2014 02:56PM
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He's dead for real,,,,,
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dickman2 (m) at 26-09-2014 02:57PM
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
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Patode (m) at 26-09-2014 03:08PM
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You cannot blame the civilized world if they doubt the claims by the Nigerian Army. The chief of Defence Staff (equivalent to the American Chairman Joint chief) said they knew the location of the kidnapped girls. What a 'beer parlour' type of claim. He probably does not know that by that singular act, he has reduced our armed forces to the same class as 'Girls Guides".
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dareper (m) at 26-09-2014 03:33PM
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Me either
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adube (m) at 26-09-2014 04:08PM
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Na true jo ooo!
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Larry28 (f) at 26-09-2014 04:10PM
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I dnt believ dis story
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winace (f) at 26-09-2014 04:14PM
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We too no believe o mr USA SSS.
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Wysetots (m) at 26-09-2014 06:02PM
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It's a Hoax!!

Nigerian Army does not have enough manpower.....willpower and firepower to extinguish these guys.

The Politicians funding them seem to have undepleteable bank accounts.
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Ritabrenice (f) at 26-09-2014 06:08PM
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I don't too
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orekiata (f) at 26-09-2014 06:11PM
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We are waiting and watching
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justine94 (m) at 26-09-2014 07:18PM
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Only time will tell if he's dead or not
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Lil_grin (m) at 26-09-2014 07:49PM
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He is dead not
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benbellabiz (m) at 26-09-2014 08:23PM
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hope say nigeria army no go make caricature of themselves this time?.
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