During the attack carried out by operatives of the Islamic State of West African State (ISWAP) organization in northeastern Nigeria, it was claimed that the head of the terrorist organization Boko Haram, Abu Bakr Shekau, had passed away.
According to reports on the “HumAngle” website in Nigeria, armed ISWAP members in the Timbuktu region of Borno State carried out an attack on Boko Haram. ISWAP members captured Sambisa Forest, the organization’s fortress, in the attack and captured Shekau. ISWAP members called on Shekau to relinquish power and announce his allegiance to ISWAP authority to Boko Haram members in other regions. Shekau, who did not give the requested explanation, committed suicide by detonating the bomb on him.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian military has claimed to have killed Boko Haram leader Shekau.
More than 20,000 people have died in the mass violence organized by Boko Haram since 2009. The organization has also carried out attacks against the country’s border neighbors, Cameroon, Chad and Niger since 2015. The leadership crisis that has started in Boko Haram in 2016 caused a split within the organization between Abu Musab el Barnawi and Abu Bakr Shekau. While Shekau ruled Boko Haram, Barnawi continued his actions by creating ISWAP.
NIGERIA SECURITY FORCES GET ‘RED ALARM’ AFTER AUTHORIZING BOKO HARAM CHIEF’S DEATH
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Nigerian police said they had received information that the Boko Haram organization was planning an attack in the capital Abuja and Plateau State.
In Nigeria, security forces issued a “red alert” after allegations that the head of the terrorist organization Boko Haram, Ebubekir Shekau, had been killed.
Nigerian Deputy Police Chief Usman Baba said in a written statement that he had received reports that Boko Haram operatives were planning to attack in the capital Abuja and in Plateau State.
“Police units in both regions have gone on red alert,” Baba said, stressing that members of the organization had acted strategically. used the expression.
The leadership crisis that started in Boko Haram in 2016 caused the organization to split between Abu Musab el Barnawi and Abu Bakr Shekau. While Shekau ruled Boko Haram, Barnawi continued his actions by creating ISWAP.
Boko Haram leader Shekau is believed to have died before
US WILL NOT GIVE $ 7 MILLION ISWAP PRIZE TO BOKO HARAM LEADER
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The United States has announced that it will not donate the $ 7 million prize it handed over to the Islamic State of West African State (ISWAP) for information that will allow the capture of the leader of the terrorist organization Boko Haram Ebubekir Shekau.
In a statement made on the Twitter account of the US Rewards for Justice program, it was reported that Boko Haram leader Shekau had committed suicide by detonating a bomb during a clash with members of the ISWAP organization. .
The statement read: “Hey guys from DAESH! You are not eligible to receive rewards for the identity or location of the (terrorist). This program does not work that way.” expression was used.
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The US Department of Justice announced last year that it would award $ 7 million to anyone who names Shekau as part of the Reward for Justice program.