Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Do You Know How Many Times Shekau Has Been Killed? – BBC Mocks Nigerian Army Over Latest Claim on Shekau

This Story is translated from the Hausa service of the BBC News:
The Nigerian Army has issued a statement that the Boko Haram, Leader Abubakar Shekau, was seriously injured on Friday, but do you know how many times he was reported dead?


In 2009, the Nigerian military announced the death of the leader of Boko Haram, but less than a year, Shekau appeared in a video.

In 2013, the Joint Task Force said its troops shot Shekau and seriously injured him, the situation that made his followers to cross him to the border town of Amchide in Cameroon.

JTF spokesman at that time, Colonel Sagir Musa, said they got security report that shows Shekau died between 25 July to 3 August 2013.

However, on August 13 and Shekau appeared in a new video, but the JTF denounced the video that it is fabricated.

Also in 2014 Nigerian troops have claimed the head of the Boko Haram died in a gun battle in the town of Konduga in Borno state.

In this case, not until lately, in early October 2014 and Shekau released a video again denied been killed.

A Nigerian army claimed it has long ago killed Shekau, but the name of the leader of Boko Haram is being used.

Already, experts have began commenting on the statement that the leader of Boko Haram has been wounded released by the military.