Boko Haram Finally Breaks Silence On The Death Of Leader, Abubakar Shekau

The death of Boko Haram’s strongman, Abubakar Shekau is still an element of doubt to some Nigerians and other national bodies. This is because there is no solid evidence (like his corpse) to show the reality of the matter. However, the commander of the Islamic Western African Province (ISWAP) had confirmed that the embattled Boko Haram leader is no more.

The information and Confirmation of the incident was passed out by The Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad (JAS) faction of Boko Haram on the 14th of June and it was fine through a video. Bakura Sahalaba, one of the members of the terrorist sect admitted the death of the leader while speaking with Arabic in the video.

In addition, Audu Bulama Bukarti, who is a researcher on extremist groups in Sub-Saharan Africa and a senior analyst has revealed that Shekau is dead.

He said that the speaker of Boko Haram “Bakura Sahalaba” prayed for God to have mercy on Shekau and also urged his brothers-in-arms not to give up because of what happened recently.

Source: Facebook page of Bulama Bukarti.

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Plane crash: Attahiru’s death suspicious, could be act of revenge for Shekau’s death – Bamgbose

Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has described the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru as shocking and suspicious.

Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq.

According to him, this is one death that must be thoroughly investigated, adding that the sad news will certainly pose a serious setback to the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru died in an air crash at about 6:00 p.m. on Friday.

A military Beachcraft 350 carrying him went down at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday, claiming all passengers.

The top military officer was in Kaduna on an official trip.

It was gathered that Attahiru’s aides passed away.

Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Nigerian Air Force Director of Information confirmed the mishap in a statement.

Bamgbose added that “The report of the death of the Chief of Army Staff is very shocking and almost unbelievable.

“This is most unfortunate and disheartening. His death will certainly pose a serious setback to the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

“It’s tantamount to a coup. This is one death that must be thoroughly investigated. His sudden death is highly suspicious.

“Only just recently we heard the news of the death of Abubakar Shekau and the next thing is the death of the Chief of Army Staff.

“There is certainly a nexus. The late Chief of Army Staff could have masterminded the death of Shekau, this possibly could be an act of revenge.

“This has clearly shown that the forces behind Boko Haram are very powerful. No one knows their next target. There is something fishing somewhere.

“His death is not natural. The security architecture of the nation must be overhauled as this is tantamount to a direct attack on the Presidency.

“Nigeria is in danger as this insecurity is taking a dangerous weapon trend.”

In addition to this; Deji Adeyanju questions Shekau, Chief of Army Staff, Attahiru’s death within 24 hours

Deji Adeyanju

Adeyanju questioned the death of Attahiru 24 hours after dreaded Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau was reported dead.

On Thursday, reports emerged that Shekau was fatally injured, after attempting to kill himself to avoid being captured by rival Islamic State-allied fighters.

There are also reports that he died by blowing up himself with a suicide vest.

However, the Nigerian Army said that it was probing the reports indicating that Shekau was “badly injured” or “dead”.

Similarly, Attahiru was reportedly killed in a plane crash in Kaduna.

The COAS was said to have been killed alongside 10 others while on his way for an official assignment in Kaduna.

Reacting to both incidents, the convener of Concerned Nigerian advocacy group wondered what was going on.

In a tweet, Adeyanju wrote: “They said Shekau was killed yesterday. Today, the Chief of Army Staff died in a plane crash. Dear extremists in Govt, what is going on?”

“Shekau Finally Dead. Commits Suicide During ISWAP Attack” — Eons Intelligence

According to Eons Intelligence:

#ShekauFinallyDead: Intelligence sources have confirmed dt #BH #JAS Leader, Abubakar Shekau is finally dead. This was following d #ISWAP attack on Sambisa fortress of #shekau led by ISWAP commander, Baana DUGURI. Shekau was said to have blew himself to avoid being captured alive.

We await official confirmation from #ISWAP and @DefenceInfoNG & @HQNigerianArmy
over this news. This mark the end of an Era. Shekau finally killed by his own group that broke away after many years. While this is a big victory for Nigeria, it’s still not uhuru yet for the military

Boko Haram commander, Shekau is crippled

A captured Boko Haram fighter says Abubakar Shekau, leader of the sect, can no longer walk effectively.

In a video seen by TheCable, Adam was heard saying Shekau can no longer lead any operation physically.

Shekau, known for taunting the military in videos, has not been seen on his feet lately as he has released video where he is seen sitting or in some cases, using audio to pass across his message.

Adam was abducted by Boko Harma at the age of 10. He was working on the farm in Firgi, Gwoza local government area of Borno, when Boko Haram fighters took him away forcefully.

The teenage fighter, who spent five years in captivity, claimed he knows Shekau personally and participated in several operations under the command of the factional Boko Haram leader.

He also claimed to be among the Boko Haram fighters who escorted the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls to a camp in Tumbuktu.

In a bid to confirm his claims of being a fighter, Adam demonstrated combat skills he acquired during training on weapons handling, marksmanship and improvised explosive device (IED) planting.

“I am a well-trained insurgents war front soldier who specialised in weapons handling including AK-47 riffles and GPMG as well as planting IED’s along troops patrol route,” he said in Hausa.

“We are also given training on other unconventional techniques to inflict heavy casualties on troops.”

Adam claimed he participated in several Boko Haram operations, including elimination of some army engineers in the south of Borno.

He said he escaped from one of the camps in Sambisa forest due to hardship and hunger, resulting from cholera outbreak, which left over 500 militants and their families in critical condition.

“I escaped with the intention of being rescued by the troops of the Nigerian army which will in turn afford me the opportunity of fulfilling my dreams of going to school to acquire knowledge,” he said.

He said that other escapees, mostly minors, were in Banki in Bama local government area of the state.

The militant group has continued to recruit children who are trained to become field soldiers.