Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau is rumoured to be dead “again”. This came in after ISWAP fighters stormed Sambisa forest, dislodged Boko Haram, forced them to be surrendered or killed. For now, the whereabouts of the Boko Haram strong man remains unknown. ISWAP is yet to release any confirmation on the attack or on Shekau’ s whereabouts.
Recall Boko Haram leader Shekau has been said to have been in the past in various statement issued by the Nigerian military.
Here are some interesting reactions from Twitter:
Statesman tweeted: Shekau has been “killed” too many times for me to just believe an unconfirmed report. When it is confirmed, I’d celebrate to the high heavens until then I’d hold on to the hope that he is mortal and would die someday.
Powersurge added via tweet: If it is true that #ISWAP killed #Shekau in Sambisa forest, whom our military have “killed” several times, then it’s a monumental shame that it wud take “unstructured force” few hours to do what “structured force” cud not do in 10 years.
Another tweet read: Over 9 years Nigerian Military has not defeat Boko Haram, other terror groups in North. A week after Military moved their men to South East there’s news of Death of Shekau
. Believe this to your own peril. Well, in South East, Shekau will be KILLED again & you’ll see pictures
Another interesting tweet read: So if lSWAP that was dislodged by Chadian forces use only 50 gun trucks to invade and killed shekau; meaning Nigerian military is deceiving us since all this days
Well, a reliable source is yet to confirm the death of Shekau; all we need do is to keep our fingers crossed.