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|How Abubakar Shekau Died by Cooleasy(m): 4:37am On Aug 27, 2013|
26 August 2013 , By Kingsley Omonobi, Source: Vanguard
The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, may have died a traumatic death.
That was the picture security forces painted at the weekend. From the vast forests of Sambisa, Borno State, where he was reportedly shot and sustained injuries in June during a raid on his hideout by military forces, he was said to have been taken to Mali for treatment by the Boko Haram top hierarchy.
In Mali, Sunday Vanguard learnt that Shekau's situation soon grew worse. After consultations, the leadership of the Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, which in Arabic means, "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad", decided to move their boss to Cameroun.
"It was in Cameroun that the situation got out of hand.
"There, all known medical support that could be provided within acceptable underground limits was mustered. But that was where he gave up the ghost", one of the security sources said.
The source added that a recent video recording allegedly released by the sect showing Shekau calling the bluff of the US, Britain and France and claiming that nobody could stop the group was a smokescreen to paint the picture that he was still alive and in control. Indeed, the spectre of hopelessness was initially discarded as news which first filtered out of the sect's camp suggested that Shekau could actually survive.
To buttress that air of invincibility, the publicized recording had to be released to members of the public.
Sunday Vanguard was told that "if the sect members had had access to modern medical facilities, Shekau may have survived. But the leadership of Boko Haram was also sure that the military was all out to get Shekau and, therefore, could not risk even a disguised Shekau being taken to an hospital", a source disclosed.
"In fact as I am talking to you now, we have it on good authority that a close confidant of his (Shekau) who was mandated to follow him and ensure he received proper treatment has been killed by members of the group for allowing the information of his death to get out", the source said.
Aside killing the confidant (aide), Sunday Vanguard was made to understand that there was an intelligence report indicating that his followers hurriedly buried his remains, in an attempt to hide the death and paint a picture of invincibility around him so that they would continue to use it to hoodwink sect members.
Sources said the death of Shekau and the likely response of Boko Haram who may be mobilizing to hit back (revenge) through bombings, kidnapping and killing of innocent citizens played a role in the decision of the Federal Government to approve the establishment of a new army division for the North-East, 7 Division, with headquarters in Maiduguri.
Meanwhile, sustained attacks in some parts of the North-East, the latest of which was the massacre of 44 persons in a village in Borno State, on Friday, believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram, lent credence to the claim that a new leader may be in command of the sect.
Shekau's deputy in the Boko Haram hierachy, Momodu Bama, was reportedly killed by the Joint Task Force, during an encounter with troops around the Bama corridor on August 4.
Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, in a statement announcing the killing, penultimate week, said Bama had been leading attacks against troops and civilians in the communities of Yobe and Adamawa states.
According to him, Momodu, said to be a specialist in manning anti-aircraft guns, was known to be vicious and heartless with a penchant for personally executing his victims. Bama was among the most wanted terrorists with a N25million bounty placed on his head.
The defence spokesman said others that died in the operation include Bama's father, Alhaji Abatcha Flatari, who was also said to be one of the spiritual leaders of the Islamist group. 17 other insurgents reportedly lost their lives in the encounter, while 24 were arrested.
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by mickyarams: 6:15am On Aug 27, 2013|
Good riddance if it's true. He can get his 72 inch devil's knob up his butt in hell.
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by Nobody: 6:24am On Aug 27, 2013|
it's just an assumption I still don't believe he is dead
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by Burger01(m): 6:46am On Aug 27, 2013|
Just severe his head and bring it to the national stadium..
Arrrrrrg *spits on his dead boy*
Rest in 'Hell' motherfvcker.
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by Brimmie(m): 6:53am On Aug 27, 2013|
Shekau Is Alive N Kicking!! Ur President Have Been Fooling You Guys!!
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by Nobody: 7:38am On Aug 27, 2013|
Just like that ?
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by Nobody: 7:47am On Aug 27, 2013|
No link or source?
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by ekwurekwu(m): 7:56am On Aug 27, 2013|
The Nigerian military should release classified pictures or video. We should learn from Osama's case.
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by Kessyy2k4(m): 8:01am On Aug 27, 2013|
Good 2hear dT buh.. No more security budget 4 d jtf Good 2hear dT buh.. No more security budget 4 d jtf
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by chukwuinya: 8:04am On Aug 27, 2013|
are you talking or whispering
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by ilaugh1: 8:24am On Aug 27, 2013|
Brimmie: Shekau Is Alive N Kicking!! Ur President Have Been Fooling You Guys!!
dumb. prove it.
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by Hernadez99: 8:34am On Aug 27, 2013|
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by majalisa(m): 8:46am On Aug 27, 2013|
Brimmie: Shekau Is Alive N Kicking!! Ur President Have Been Fooling You Guys!!are U his aide?
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by Juni4jay(m): 9:16am On Aug 27, 2013|
i dnt buy d story yet, der iz a posibility of both dat he might b dead or stil aliv sumwher. We all knw dats its only d 'ogas @ d top' dat knws d ril gist. Imma jst kip ma fingas krost nd stay tund 2 nairaland!
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by Livinusc(m): 10:15am On Aug 27, 2013|
Brimmie: Shekau Is Alive N Kicking!! Ur President Have Been Fooling You Guys!!Are u one of dem??
|Re: How Abubakar Shekau Died by Biodup: 11:02am On Aug 27, 2013|
From all indication shekrau is dead and buried. The thomas in the house, you don't expect bokom haram to careless with the body of their no 1 man. Those that understand what intelligence report mean sure the devil is dead.
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