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Boko Haram ‘Shekau no longer leading sect,’ Chad’s President says

Deby made the revelation on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, while speaking to journalists during a ceremony to commemorate Chad’s 55 independence.

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Chadian President, Idriss Deby has said that Abubakar Shekau is no longer the leader of Boko Haram.

Chadian President, Idriss Deby play

Chadian President, Idriss Deby

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Deby made the revelation on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, while speaking to journalists during a ceremony to commemorate Chad’s 55 independence.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau play

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

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“There is someone apparently called Mahamat Daoud who is said to have replaced Abubakar Shekau and he wants to negotiate with the Nigerian government,” Deby said.

The sect leader Abubakar Shekau, flanked by his subordinates. play

The sect leader Abubakar Shekau, flanked by his subordinates.

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The Nigerian government recently revealed that it had been approached by members of the sect seeking a peace deal.

People carry a banner with an image of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau as they protest for the release of the abducted secondary school girls in the remote village of Chibok, along a road in Lagos May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) play People carry a banner with an image of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau as they protest for the release of the abducted secondary school girls in the remote village of Chibok, along a road in Lagos May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION)

 

Shekau was last heard from in March 2015 when Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

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