Tag: Abubakar Shekau

New Boko Haram video confirms leader Shekau’s death

A video from the Islamist terror group Boko Haram has been published, confirming the death of its leader, Abubakar Shekau. Last month, a rival faction ISWAP had claimed Shekau had been killed during a confrontation with its fighters. The Federal government have not commented on the claims. This video adds[Read More…]

US State Department has said ISWAP will not get the $7 million bounty it placed on Abubakar Shekau

The US State Department Thursday said the Islamic State in West Africa Province will not get the $7 million bounty it placed on Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect – the statement issued follows multiple reports from local media that Shekau has been killed. Nigeria’s military is investigating[Read More…]

Bandits not Boko Haram abducted the schoolboys in Kankara – Former DSS operative disagrees with Shekau

Contrary to the claims of Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau that terror group masterminded the kidnap of over 500 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State On Friday – a former operative of the Department of State Security, DSS, Seyi Adetayo has countered and said it was[Read More…]

“What happened in Katsina was done to promote Islam” – Boko Haram claims responsibility for abducted school boys

The factional leader of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the abduction of students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State. Shekau, in an audio message first published by HumAngle stated that the action was carried out to ‘promote islam and discourage un-islamic practices’.[Read More…]

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, in a new audio condemns Kano death sentence

Abubakar Shekau, a factional leader of Boko Haram terrorist group in a new audio, has condemned the Kano State death sentence. NewsWireNGR recalls that a musician in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano was Monday sentenced to death by hanging for blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad. An upper Sharia court in[Read More…]

“He shouldn’t try it again” – Boko Haram Shekau warns Buhari not to return to Borno

The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has sent President Muhammadu Buhari a warning, telling him never to return to Borno. In a video obtained by TheCable, the leader of the sect conspicuously told Buhari that his members are fully on ground in the North-East. He said they will attack[Read More…]

Boko Haram Claims To Have Gunned Down Nigerian Airforce Helicopter, To Release Videos Soon

Boko Haram will soon release videos of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and some women abducted from a police convoy in Borno state, according to Ahmad Salkida. Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, disclosed this via Twitter, quoting sources. The schoolgirls were abducted from the[Read More…]

“We Are In Good Health” – Abubakar Shekau Appears In Video Amid Surge in Boko Haram Attacks

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video message on Tuesday claiming a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria during the festive season. The shadowy leader released his first video message in months amid a surge in violence casting doubt on the Nigerian government’s claim that the jihadist group is[Read More…]

“You Have Seen What We Did in the University of Maiduguri” – Boko Haram Mocks the Nigeria Army

Boko Haram has taunted the Nigeria army, saying it is celebrating Sallah in Sambisa forest after the 40-day ultimatum issued for the capturing of Abubakar Shekau, its leader. In July, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, had given a 40-day ultimatum to his men to either capture or kill Shekau.[Read More…]

Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau ‘Injured In Air Strike’

Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau has been injured and one of his deputies killed in an air strike in northeast Nigeria, civilian and security sources told AFP on Wednesday. Two Nigerian Air Force jets bombarded fighters who had gathered for prayers in Balla village, 40 kilometres from Damboa, on the[Read More…]