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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Three Boko Haram Commanders Has Been Killed And Shekau The Leader Fatally Wounded


The leader of the Boko Haram group is believed
to be fatally wounded in an air strike carried
out by the Nigerian military in the country's
northeast, according to official sources.
Government planes attacked the group in
the Sambisa forest on Friday, the Nigerian air
force said on Tuesday, adding that it had only
just confirmed details of the impact of the raid.
"Their leader, so-called 'Abubakar Shekau', is
believed to be fatally wounded on his
shoulders," said the statement released by
military spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka
Usman.
Usman also said three Boko Haram
commanders - Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu
and Malam Hamman - were confirmed dead
and several others wounded.
There was no immediate reaction from Boko
Haram to the government's claims.
Shekau's camp
Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris, reporting from
Nigeria's capital Abuja, said the air strike was
launched when fighters had gathered for "some
sort of a ceremony".
"The attack happened on Friday on Shekau's
camp. We know that the Chibok girls are held at
the Shekau camp. Nigeria's army says it is doing
everything possible to rescue them."
The group kidnapped 270 schoolgirls in April
2014 and security sources believe it is holding
some of them in Sambisa forest.
The Nigerian claim comes as John Kerry, the US
secretary of state, visits the country for talks
expected to focus on the fight against Boko
Haram, which launched an armed campaign in
2009.
In recent months, Nigerian forces, with the
support of regional troops, have recaptured
large expanses of territory lost to the fighters.
Shekau's fate has been the subject of
speculation recently amid claims he had been
replaced by Sheikh Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the
group's former spokesman.
Barnawi's appointment was announced in a
magazine issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and
the Levant (ISIL) group, to which Boko Haram
pledged allegiance in March last year.
But only a week later, Shekau surfaced in a
video posted on social media, ridiculing
suggestions of his death and looking more
composed and energetic than in previous
appearances.
The Nigerian military has reported Shekau's
death in the past, only to have a man
purporting to be him surface later, apparently
unharmed, in video statements.
Boko Haram, which seeks to impose a strict
Islamic law in Nigeria's mainly Muslim north,
has killed about 20,000 people and forced at
least 2.6 million others to flee their homes since
2009.
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