Boko Haram leader, Shekau reportedly killed in clash with ISWAP

The leader of the Islamist group, Boko Haram, Mallam Abubakar Shekau is reported to have died in a clash between his sect and fighters of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) recently.

Sources said the clash, which occurred in Sambisa forest at a yet to be ascertained circumstance took the life of the sect leader who has been reported killed several times by the military.

Suspected members of ISWAP have reportedly caused the death of Shekau, the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram, during a fierce battle between the rival groups in their Sambisa Forest hideouts on Wednesday, May 19.

According to the report, sources say hundreds of ISWAP fighters invaded Sambisa with heavy gun trucks during the week hunting for Shekau who other sources stated might have died in the hands of the splinter rival group within Boko Haram.

Other sources say that he might have blown himself up and committed suicide when ISWAP attempted to capture him (Shekau) alive, during a gun duel.

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