I’m Alive, says Shekau in New VideoFeatured, Femi Kehinde, Latest News, News Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau who was declared dead by the Nigerian JTF, is reported to have posted a new video to claim that he is alive.
In a tweet sent via the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 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”.
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 died”.
He noted 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”.
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