Unconfirmed report said Shekau was killed on Wednesday when hundreds of ISWAP fighters invaded Sambisa Forest with heavy gun trucks to hunt for the factional Boko Haram leader.
Other Sources said Shekau was not killed by ISWAP, but blew himself up and committed suicide when the splinter rival group attempted to capture him alive during a gun duel.
#ShekauFinallyDead: Intelligence sources have confirmed dt #BH #JAS Leader, Abubakar Shekau is finally dead. This was following d #ISWAP attack on Sambisa fortress of #shekau led by ISWAP commander, Baana DUGURI. Shekau was said to have blew himself to avoid being captured alive. https://t.co/lcFbAQXgYy pic.twitter.com/GxdsBrA52K
— Eons Intelligence (@eonsintelligenc) May 20, 2021
A security report obtained by Vanguard said: “Unconfirmed source reported that the leader of JAS Abubakar shekau was dethroned and killed by ISWAP and they have taken over the entire sambisa forest.
“With these development ISWAP are more equipped and funded than JAS. So their mode of operation will change, and there is likely going to experience frequent attacks around Konduga, Bama, Gwoza, Biu LGA’S and part of Adamawa.
“All humanitarians around the axis should be security conscious and be very vigilant.”
Although there was no official statement or confirmation on the death of the most wanted terrorist leader, by Nigerian security forces, a lot of people took to their social media platforms celebrating Shekau’s death on Thursday morning.
— Eons Intelligence (@eonsintelligenc) May 20, 2021
ISWAP fighters stormed Sambisa forest, dislodged Boko Haram, forced them to surrender or be killed.
Abubakar Shekau whereabout still unknown.
ISWAP more deadly than Boko Haram.
No wonder Nigeria military all ran away from North to the East.
— Xpsilver🍥 (@Xpsilver1) May 19, 2021
We may have heard and seen the last of SHEKAU 🙏🏽
— Adamu Hayatu® (@AHayatu) May 19, 2021
They say you are dead.
Rest in pieces!
If you come back again, God punish you!
— ciara (@iamNgentility) May 19, 2021
Hearing some news from some quarters that Shekau is dead. Killed by ISWAP.
Anyone to verify?
— Adamu Garba II (@adamugarba) May 19, 2021
The End of Era. He who lives by the sword dies by the sword. May His wicked soul rot in the deepest part of hell. Meanwhile the fierce battle has just begun… #SheKau
— UNCLE DEJI™️ (@DejiAdesogan) May 20, 2021
AS WAR BROKE OUT IN SAMBISA
A rival terrorist group known as ISWAP which broke out from Boko H has been in a serious gun duel with Abubakar Shakau team.
ISWAP has reportedly killed thousands of Boko H fighters & hv take charge of Sambisa Forest.
Shekau is reportedly missing
— Ogochukwu “Hardcore MNK follower” (@sirpeeworld) May 20, 2021
Abubakar Shekau has reportedly been killed like 4 times before. We want to see his dead body, before he wakes up and makes a crazy video taunting the country and our Army again in 2 weeks. If indeed he is dead, may his soul rot in hell.
— Dr Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) May 20, 2021
If shekau was truly killed, it is great news but you know what would be more satisfying though, him being captured and dragged through every village, city and town him and his terrorist underlings have destroyed in the course of this insurgency then shot on live TV
— Daddy D.O🇳🇬 (@DOlusegun) May 20, 2021
I pray this news coming out of Shekau’s death is real mehn!
— Tambarin Minna (@itz_Lucho) May 19, 2021
They said ISWAP fighters stormed Sambisa forest, attacked Boko Haram and Abubakar Shekau whereabout still unknown.
Some are saying Shekau is dead, but until we see his dead body, I think nobody should rejoice over this, because Shekau don die like 9 times in the news before now.
— Uncle AJ (@UNCLE_AJALA) May 20, 2021
KanyiDaily recalls that the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau had recently claimed that he cannot be arrested by the Nigerian Army because he was doing the work of God and ‘He will protect him’.
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