Leader of Nigerian militant terrorist group, Boko Haram has been reportedly killed after a deadly clash between his men and those of the Islamic State West Africa Province, (ISWAP), intelligence sources have confirmed.
According to a situation report by one of the intelligence services, the notorious terrorist leader must have been killed during the struggle for power between the Boko Haram and the ISWAP groups.
The ISWAP, a splinter group of Boko Haram, which has grown in power and influence since it started operating from its territorial base on the banks and islands of Lake Chad, has now occupied some section of Sambisa Forest following the latest development.
The reports stated that: “On 19th May 2021, about 18:29hours, ISWAP top Fighter Baana DUGURI-on this selector – geo-located around sambisa forest Pulka Gwoza LGA BRS, informed ISWAP logistics commander MODU SULUM- geo-located opposite General Hospital, Konduga LGA, Borno State that, they killed ABUBAKAR SHEKAU, overall BH leader, in Sambisa Forest date.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian military has placed all Borno State Commands of the Nigerian Army and Air Force on alert.
The troops have lately been carrying out discreet bombardments around the Sambisa axis and Lake Chad axis which may have triggered the current crisis and strife between the two hitherto collaborators.
According to the report, findings reveal that ISWAP has been in pursuit of Shakau which led to him discarding his camp and running off until he was rounded up yesterday which led to his death. The clash also resulted in some casualties on the ISWAP side.
Some of the spokespersons are reportedly currently attending a capacity-building workshop at the Nigerian Army Resources Centre Abuja.