original Shekau is dead, Army Insist

The Nigerian Army on Thurs­day maintained that the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, was dead.

The Army through the Commander of Op­eration Lafiya Dole (the military’s outfit fighting insurgency in the North East zone), Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor, insisted that the individual originally identified as Shekau has been killed.

Irabor spoke on yes­terday when he visited formations under him in Adamawa State.

He said: “I can con­firm to you that the original Shekau was killed, the second Shek­au was killed, and the man now presenting himself as Shekau, I can also confirm to you that a few days ago, he was wounded. We are yet to confirm whether he is dead or not.”

According to him, the Army does not say anything without facts and assured that troops fighting insurgency in the North East will con­tinue the military oper­ations until the last ter­rorist is held or killed.

Originally posted 2016-09-02 03:39:37.

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