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Military Confirms Shekau Replica’s Death In Kodunga



Ganiyu Nasirudeen

The Military authorities late Wednesday claimed it had killed the acclaimed and semblance of the dreaded Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

Shekau’s replica who was identified by the Military as Mohammed Bashir, the Nigerian Military revealed, has been parading himself as the militants’ leader. He was said to have been killed during a gun battle in one of the terrorized town of kodunga, Borno state.

shekau-deadMilitary’s Spokesperson,  Major General Chris Olukolade who confirmed Bashir’s death, in Abuja told journalists that a heavily bearded militants Commandant, identified as “Mohammed Bashir died during fight in the town of Konduga” Borno state.

He claimed Bashir, had many nick names and had been parading and posing on videos as Shekau – “the eccentric character known as leader of the group”.

The latest confirmation might lay to rest the recent and previous claims by different security outfits on the insurgents leader’s death. Shekau was first rumored to have been killed in 2009 and 2013.

It would be recalled AFRICAN EXAMINER reported Monday this week that Major Olukolade said in an interview with a Lagos based radio station, that the Military would clarify Shekau’s death at the appropriate time.


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