Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Not Dead
Information reaching 247ureports.com from a usually reliable source indicates that the recent newsbreak of the possible death of the leader of the dreaded Jihadist group, the Boko Haram may have been based on faulty intelligence.
According to recent news reports, the Boko Haram leader was shot in June when Special Forces of the Joint Task Force [JTF] raided the forests of Sambisa in Borno State – from where he escaped to Mali – where he was placed on treatment but the injury became worse and had to be moved to Cameroon by some of his members before he died.
However new emerging details indicate that the forest of Sambisa was deserted by the members of the Jihadist group long before the JTF raid in June 2013. It was gathered that the Jihadist group had dispersed from the forest location into other locations in attack formation targeted at other preselected targets in Northern Nigeria – while a significant number relocated out of the country to other brother Jihadists camps in central/eastern Africa for training, fund raising and safe-keeping.
It was also revealed that the leader of the dreaded Jihadist group, Abubakar Shekau never nears the war front or theater of activity. In words of our source, “he doesn’t go to war fronts” thus debasing the news report of his being gun down at the forests of Sambisa in Borno State.
The source pointed to the release of a video message last week by the Jihadist leader – in which he carried a Sallah message – and a debunk of the story of his death. The source indicated that the factional leader who had claimed responsibility for the gruesome attack on minorities in Sabon Gari Kano – and had been thought to have shot Shekau – confirmed that Shekau was still alive.
But in talking to the JTF spokesman in Maiduguri, Lieutenant-Colonel Sagir Musa, he discounted the video released on August 13 by the Jihadist leader as a fake video. He called it propaganda to encourage the group carry out more violent attacks. But the Director of Defense Information, Brigadier-General Chris Olukolade was not as forthcoming. He refused to confirm the story.
Following the declaration of a state of emergency at the three northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe by the president of the federal republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan, the leadership of the Jihadist group, reportedly, deserted the sensitive areas of the aforementioned states – and dispersed to safer areas where they were reported to re-strategize, reequip – and have begun launching attacks – the-likes witnessed of recent on the security forces stationed in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
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