Wednesday, 25 September 2013


The Hausa service of the British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has
reported that a new video of Boko
Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau
has surfaced.
Shekau, who was declared dead by
the Nigerian JTF, is reported to have
posted the video to nullify the claim
after several weeks of lying low.
In August, the spokesperson of the
Force, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa released a
statement which said “intelligence
report available to the Joint Task
Force Operation RESTORE ORDER
revealed that Abubakar Shekau, the
most dreaded and wanted Boko
Haram Terrorists leader may have
He added that Shekau “died of
gunshot wound received in an
encounter with the JTF troops in one
of their camps at Sambisa Forest on
30 June 2013. Shekau was mortally
wounded in the encounter and was
sneaked into Amitchide – a border
community in Cameroun for
treatment which he never recovered.
It is greatly believed that Shekau
might have died between 25 July to
3 August, 2013”.
However, in a tweet sent via their
official twitter handle (@BBCHausa)
the news agency claimed “the leader
of jama’atu ahlussunnah lidd’awati
wal jihad also known as Boko Haram,
Abubakar Shekau, has released a
new video , where he has declared
that he is alive”.

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