The notorious leader has featured in countless videos, boasting of his invincibility, taking credit for attacks, denouncing. Nigeria reported tuesday that the leader of boko haram and several of his top commanders were killed or wounded in an airstrike, just as secretary of state john f. Abubakar shekau is the leader of the nigerian militant islamist group boko haram, which been behind a deadly insurgency in the northeast of the country for the last five years. Video obtained by agency shows man, appearing to be abubakar shekau, dismissing nigerian military claims of his death. Latest reports coming in suggests that the deadly leader of the boko haram sect, abubakar shekau may have been killed as he is no longer in charge of the terrorist group. Boko haram leader abubakar shekau says he is not dead in a. Leadership analysis of boko haram and ansaru in nigeria. Boko haram leader abubakar shekau killed in air strike by nigerian fighter jets along with other senior militants. Abubakar shekau, boko haram leader, killed in airstrike as. If the death of the abubakar shekau, the leader of the insurgent boko haram, is.
Kano nigeria afp the deposed leader of an isbacked faction of boko haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group, three wellinformed sources have told afp. Nigeria analyst abdullahi tasiu abubakar looks at the countrys mostwanted man, who has been designated a terrorist by the us government. Boko haram leader shekau is dead say nigeria officials, as. He has subsequently been regularly reported dead and is thought to use body doubles. Boko haram leader abubakar shekau killed, claims nigerian. A military vehicle in bama, borno, nigeria, august 31, 2016. Abubakar shekau of nigerias boko haram may be dead. Authorities there triumphantly released the image of a dead man they said was abubakar shekau boko haram s elusive and shadowy leader. Boko haram leader shekau is dead say nigeria officials, as nation rolls its eyes three weeks after hundreds of teenage girls were abducted while taking exams, it. One of the most senior leaders of the violent nigerian extremist group boko haram has reportedly been killed by his own men mamman nur, who. The heavy mixture of tragedy and farce surrounding boko haram extremists and their bloody behavior in northeast nigeria continued this week, starting with a photo out of cameroon. The leader of boko haram has been killed in the most unprecedented and spectacular airstrike, according to nigerian military. News world africa boko haram leader appears in video just a week after he was reported dead.
Boko haram leader mamman nur killed by his closest lieutenants for releasing dapchi girls nur, the brain behind the ties between boko haram. The nigerian army claims that the disputed boko haram leader died from injuries to his shoulders while he was performing prayer. The nigerian security agencies are probing the possible death of the leader of boko haram terrorist group, abubakar shekau, a source privy to the investigation has said. Each time he comes back from the dead, tracking terrorism said, shekaus megalomania grows. On 28 august, the nigerian president muhammadu buhari, retracted the militarys statement and claimed that the boko haram leader was wounded but not killed in the airstrike. After that incident, boko haram appeared to be disbanded, or at least inactive, until the next year, when a video was made public in which yusufs deputy, abubakar shekau, declared that he was the groups new leader and vowed to avenge the deaths of yusuf and the others. In 2015 the group began calling itself islamic state in west africa. Boko haram leader abubakar shekau killed in air strike by. Is boko haram leader abubakar shekau alive or dead.
The weekly meet the woman who outsmarted boko haram. Nigerian authorities believed that shekau was killed in 2009 during clashes between security forces and boko haram until july 2010, when shekau appeared in a video claiming leadership of the group. An intelligence report showed that shekau, the leader of the boko haram group, may have died between 25 july and 3 august, ltcol sagir musa said. The attacks and deadly retaliation are threatening to eclipse boko haram as the top security issue leading into next years election, analysts have warned. Boko haram, islamic sectarian movement founded in 2002 in northeastern nigeria. Video of dead boko haram leader telling nigeria im. Abubakar shekau is the leader of the nigerian militant islamist group boko haram. In a may 12, 2014, photo taken from video by nigerias boko haram terrorist network, leader abubakar shekau speaks to the camera. The leader of an islamic statebacked faction of boko haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate. Along with the idrisaled iswap and shekauled boko haram, a final faction of interest is ansaru.
Albarnawi led the group until march 2019 when he was, in turn, replaced by ba idrisa. View cnns fast facts on boko haram and learn more about the militant islamic group based in nigeria, whose purpose is to institute sharia, or islamic law. Senior boko haram figure reportedly killed by allies. Boko haram s leader appears in a video released by the group. Boko haram leader mohammed yusuf interrogation before his execution by nigerian security agents duration. The source said shekau may have been killed in a recent battle with the military in konduga, a town located 35 kilometres from maiduguri, the capital city of borno state. Is boko harams notorious leader about to return from the. Details of how abubakar shekau, the impostor and leader of the boko haram terrorist group lost his left in a shootout with nigerian troops in konduga on wednesday sept. Boko haram leader abubakar shekau says he is not dead in a new video.
Albarnawi also did not renounce his loyalty to albaghdadi after being demoted. Boko haram carried out sporadic attacks before shekau took over leadership of boko haram in july 2010, but its first attack after shekau became leader was on september 7, 2010, when approximately 50 fighters attacked bauchi prison and freed more than 100 boko haram members. The nigerian military says the leader of the militant islamic sect boko haram abubakar shekau was killed several weeks ago from gunshots wounds inflicted during a. Is the feared boko haram leader dead, or was it a double. The islamic extremist leader abubakar shekau was said to. The nigerian military says the leader of the militant islamic sect boko haram abubakar shekau was killed several weeks ago from gunshots wounds inflicted during a clash with nigerian soldiers.
Boko haram leader abubakar shekau dead 360reporters. Boko haram leader abubakar shekau was last seen on video on feb. Boko haram fighters killed 21 people when they stormed into kuda village in northeastern nigeria and set it on fire, residents said on tuesday. Isisbacked boko haram faction allegedly gets new leader. Video of dead boko haram leader telling nigeria i m still alive. Last month, grainy photograph attributed to cameroonian authorities began to circulate online that appeared to show abubakar shekau, leader of the nigerian group boko haram, lying dead from a. Those boko haram terrorists commanders confirmed dead include abubakar mubi, malam nuhu and malam hamman, amongst others, while their leader, so called abubakar shekau, is believed to be. All new purported videos have surprisingly come from a single source, france news, and have been released as 10 second clips, sometimes of old videos with superimposed vocals. Dead boko haram leader seen alive in video news al. Boko haram leader abubakar shekau has dismissed nigerian military claims of his death in a new video. Boko haram leader killed by nigerian military airstrike. There have been no new videos of boko haram leader, abubakar shekau that have been released through the usual channels to nigerias media used prior to his stated death. Boko haram s list of victims dead, displaced or abducted meanwhile grows. Who then is the taunting, gunwaving character in boko haram.
Further indications emerging from nigeria also suggests that shekau might actually be dead or on the run following the release of a new. The extremist boko haram sect has launched daring attacks after the period shekau is believed to have been killed. Boko haram leader mamman nur killed by his closest. Militants in four trucks flanked by gunmen on motorbikes swept into the village in northeast nigerias adamawa state late in the afternoon on monday, april 29, firing as they came. Since 2009 the group has carried out largescale acts of violence. The uk guardian notes that boko haram s patrons in the islamic state dont consider the group dead and buried, but they also no longer recognize shekau as leader. He became the leader of iswap in 2016 after shekau was dismissed. Abubakar shekau is the leader of one faction of boko haram, which has split, further complicating the nigerian governments effort to defeat the group. Nigerias militant islamist leader abubakar shekau may have been killed by the security forces during a shootout, an army spokesman has said. Leader of boko haram, the islamic sect blamed for days of deadly violence in nigeria has been killed in custody, police officials say. Nigerian forces battling the islamist terror group boko haram have killed a man suspected of acting as the groups leader, nigerias defense ministry said.
Cameroon didnt kill boko haram s figurehead leader since he is already dead, according to the nigerian army. Since 2009, when boko haram first launched its insurgency, the groups most recognisable leader has been abubakar shekau. Nigerias militant islamist leader abubakar shekau may have been killed by security forces during a shootout, an army spokesman says. Boko haram militant leader is dead, nigerian military says. Nigeria analyst abdullahi tasiu abubakar looks at nigerias most. The leader of the deadly boko haram militant group disputed thursday claims that the nigerian government had forced the islamic militants from their stronghold in the sambrisa forest. What does the death of is leader albaghdadi mean for boko. Abuja afp nigerias military on wednesday claimed for the first time that boko haram leader abubakar shekau was dead, as it said troops had killed a lookalike who had been posing as the militant commander. Nigeria analyst abdullahi tasiu abubakar looks at nigerias mostwanted man, someone who is seen as a fearless. Nigerias boko haram leader abubakar shekau in profile. Instead, isis has appointed abu musab albarnawi, the 22yearold son of boko haram founder mohammed yusuf, as leader.168 1446 100 366 235 282 1164 952 562 1575 306 158 233 513 1382 1249 386 894 717 119 725 1625 889 1040 384 637 1051 617 952 1068 1423 1449 806 120