Following the reported death of Abubakar Shekau, the Nigerian military has reacted to claims that the Boko Haram factional leader was killed.
Daily Trust reports that the military on Thursday, May 20, said it is yet to receive information on the reported death of the Boko Haram sect leader.
Recall that reports emanated on Thursday morning, May 20, alleging Shekau was reportedly killed during a face-off with fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, the acting director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) stated that he didn’t have information concerning the incident.
This development is coming after Nigerian security agencies are reportedly on high alert over news that Shekau is finally dead.
Both the Department of State Services (DSS) and the army authorities are making efforts to verify the claim.
The report also has it that despite the fact that ISWAP and Boko Haram commanders have been killing one another, this is the first time that Shekau will be reported to have been killed in a battle with terrorists.
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