O leader of the terrorist group Boko Haram, which operates in Nigeria, has died. The news was advanced by news agencies Reuters and France Presse based on an audio released this Sunday attributed to the leader of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP), another terrorist group linked to Daesh in West Africa.
In this recording, the Islamic State leader said that Abubakar Shekau’s death took place around 18 May.
This one will have committed suicide detonating an explosive device to avoid being captured by the rival group during the confrontations. On May 20, remember, it had been reported that the leader of the terrorist group had been seriously injured. At the time, Nigeria’s intelligence services had not confirmed the injuries.
The leader of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is dead, a rival militant group said in an audio recording heard by Reuters https://t.co/istl5Ov5a0 pic.twitter.com/j07mnhg95g
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 7, 2021
The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) has confirmed that former Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau blew himself up after refusing to surrender following his hideout’s invasion on Wednesday, May 19.https://t.co/cqcVincnrh
– HumAngle_ (@HumAngle_) June 5, 2021
Also according to news agencies, a report by Nigeria’s intelligence services also points to the death of the leader of one of the largest terrorist groups operating in the region.
According to analysts, Shekau’s death could lead to an end to a violent rivalry between the two groups, allowing the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) to absorb Boko Haram fighters and consolidate its hold in northeastern Nigeria.
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