Boko Haram’s chief Abubakar Shekau who is said to have committed suicide in a battle against rival jihadist warriors.
His passing imprints a significant change in Nigeria’s 12-year-old jihadist uprising that has executed in excess of 40,000 individuals and uprooted around 2,000,000 in the upper east.
Boko Haram’s chief Abubakar Shekau committed suicide in a battle against rival jihadist contenders from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) as indicated by sound AFP got from the gathering Sunday, fourteen days after reports arose that he had kicked the bucket.
His passing imprints a significant change in Nigeria’s 12-year-old jihadist rebellion that has murdered in excess of 40,000 individuals and dislodged around 2,000,000 in the upper east.
Boko Haram has not yet formally remarked on the passing of their chief while the Nigerian armed force said it was examining the case.
“Shekau liked to be embarrassed in the great beyond to getting embarrassed on Earth. He committed suicide right away by exploding an unstable,” said a voice looking like that of ISWAP pioneer Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, communicating in the Kanuri language.
The sound, which was not dated, was given to AFP by a similar source who passed on past messages from the gathering.
ISWAP portrayed in the sound how it sent contenders to Boko Haram’s territory in the Sambisa timberland, that they discovered Shekau sitting inside his home and connected with him in a firefight.
“From that point he withdrew and got away, ran and meandered the shrubs for five days. Notwithstanding, the contenders continued looking and chasing for him before they had the option to find him,” the voice said.
Subsequent to discovering him in the bramble, ISWAP contenders asked him and his adherents to atone, the voice added, yet Shekau declined and committed suicide.
“We are so glad,” the voice said, portraying Shekau as “the huge miscreant, persecutor and dangerous head of the country.”
ISWAP split from Boko Haram in 2016, protesting Shekau’s unpredictable focusing of Muslim regular citizens and utilization of ladies self destruction aircraft.