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Boko Haram "Shekau is dead," - Nigerian Army insist

"I can confirm to you that the original Shekau was killed," Major General Irabo said.

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Boko Haram leader- Abubakar Shekau


Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor said that Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram terrorist sect has been killed.

Irabor said on Thursday, September 1, 2016, in Adamawa state that the individual originally identified as Shekau has been killed in previous operations of the military.

“I can confirm to you that the original Shekau was killed,"  he said.

"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 added.

He said the Nigerian troops in the northeast will continue their operations until the last terrorist is taken out.

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

“They released videos to prove that they are still active, but that’s just a facade,” the military commander said.

The Nigerian Army had earlier announced that Shekau was fatally injured in an airstrike.

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