22nd September, 2014
There are indications that Nigerian troops may have killed the nation’s most wanted terrorist, Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.
PRnigeria.com with close links to Nigerian government said today that Shekau may have been killed in the clashes bewteen Nigerian troops and Boko Haram fighters in Konduga on September 17.
Konduga is strategic to Boko Haram planned assault on Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
The army, according to Prnigeria.com believes that the man they killed in battle has striking resemblances with Shekau, as seen in video in recent times.
According to senior military and intelligence sources, “it is getting more certain that the terrorists’ commander who has been mimicking Shekau in those videos is the one killed in Konduga on September 17, 2014.”
The PRNigeria sources said the suspected demise of the Boko Haram leader is responsible for the scattering of the sect members in different independent locations in the neighbouring countries, especially in Cameroon noticed in recent days.
The security sources did not deny the suspicion but cautioned that “the process of confirming that the dead body we have is the same as that character who has been posing as Shekau is ongoing. He is definitely a prominent terrorist commander. I don’t want to say anything about this yet please.”
Another high ranking military source insisted that the resemblance is too striking to be a coincidence. They cited his facial marks, beards and teeth apart from the recovery by the Nigerian troops of some of the Armoured Vehicles and Hilux jeeps that had featured in previous videos of the prime suspect.
The officers assured that the Defence Headquarters will soon address the nation after full investigation of their latest discovery.
The United States has a $23million ransom placed on the arrest of Shekau.