uncertainty concerning the destiny of Boko Haram’s leaders

The jihadist chief is claimed to be significantly injured or probably useless after attempting to kill himself to flee the lads in Iswap, the department of Boko Haram affiliated with the Islamist state group. In 2016, Boko Haram was divided into two teams: Iswap on one aspect and on the opposite, a historic faction nonetheless led by Abubakar Shekau. Its stronghold in Sambisa was stormed on Wednesday, Could 20, by the Iswap males.

as reported from Lagos, Liza Fabbian

Dozens of armed autos and lots of bikes powered by ISIS males in West Africa stormed the landmark by Abubakar Shekau. Within the nook he would have shot himself within the chest to flee his rivals able to seize him. Different sources declare that he activated an explosive belt.

Severely broken

The jihadist chief is claimed to be no less than significantly injured, whereas nearly all of Nigerian media are already killing him. Nonetheless, the explanations for this assault by Iswap are nonetheless unclear. However based on researcher Vincent Foucher, it could possibly be a directive from the central Islamic state, which despatched envoys to Nigeria earlier this 12 months.

Abubakar Shekaus strategies has all the time been thought-about too extremist by the Islamic State, which had fired him and changed him by Abu Musab Al-Barnawi in 2016. He took management at the start of the 12 months, after a interval of absence. Intervention by Abubakar Shekau who continued to settle and assault civilians in areas managed by Iswap would have ended up compromising with him, ahead Vincent Foucher.

An enormous turning level

If his demise is confirmed, it will in any case be a very important turning level for northeastern Nigeria and positively strengthen Iswap’s place within the area.


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