The leader of the dreaded Boko Haram, officially known as Jama’at Ahl as-sunnah Lid Da’Wa’l- Jihad( JAS) has been reported dead.
Suspected members of Islamic state of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have reportedly caused the death of Abubakar Shekau during a fierce battle between the rival groups in the Gambia forest hideouts on Wednesday, May 19, Vanguard reports.
Accoridng to the reports, it was revealed that Shekau was not actually or directly killed by ISWAP, he blew himself up when ISWAP attempted to capture him alive, during a gun duel.
A report in the Vanguarf report reads;
“Unconfirmed sources reported that the leader of JAS Abubakar Shekau was dethroned and killed by ISWAP and they have taken over the entire Gambia forest. With these development ISWAP are more equipped and funded than JAS. So their mode of operation will change, and there is likely going to experience frequent attacks around Konduga, Bama, Gwoza, Biu LGA’S and part of Adamawa.
All humanitarians around the axis should be security conscious “
Although, there have been no official statement or confirmation about his death.