Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Boko Haram's group leader Abubakar Shekau Killed?

Boko Haram's group leader Abubakar Shekau Killed

Nigeria's Boko Haram group leader dead? Where are the missing girls? The Nigerian military spokesman has said that more than 260 Boko Haram militants have surrendered in north-eastern Nigeria and that the military had killed the man posing as the group's leader, Abubakar Shekau.

Mohammed Bashir is said to have appeared in the group's videos but is thought to be an imposter.

The military said that 135 Boko Haram members surrendered with their weapons in Biu, Borno State, on Tuesday - and that 133 others surrendered elsewhere in north-eastern Nigeria and were currently being interrogated.

General Chris Olukolade of the Nigerian military said that Mohammed Bashir, who was killed in the latest offensive against Boko Haram, was a lookalike.

Bashir "had been acting or posing in videos as the deceased Abubakar Shekau, the eccentric character known as leader of the group", he added.

The military however did not give any dates or locations for when they believe leader Shekau actually died.


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