The Nigerian Military on Thursday, confirmed the death of factional Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.
The Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, said this in Adamawa State during a tour of formations under his command.
According to Irabor, the individual originally identified as Shekau has indeed been killed, though the latest person bearing the name was recently wounded.
Irabor said, “I can confirm to you that the original Shekau was killed, the second Shekau was killed, and the man presenting himself as Shekau, I can also confirm to you that few days ago, he was wounded. We are yet to confirm whether he is dead or not”.
The Commander also confirmed division within the ranks of the insurgent group which was due to to constant military pressure
“They released videos to prove that they are still active, but that’s just a facade,” Irabor said.
Recall that the military after a recent air raid of the insurgent’s enclave in Sambisa Forest, claimed that Shekau was “fatally” wounded while some commanders were killed.”