The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, explodes itself in a confrontation with rival jihadists. Islamic State fighters in the West African province (Iswap) announced this in a tape broadcast to AFP, two weeks after news of his death emerged.
“Shekau preferred to be humiliated in the afterlife than humiliated in the world. He committed suicide instantly by detonating an explosive,” said a voice similar to Iswap leader Abu Musab Al- Barnawi. Boko Haram has yet to officially comment on the news.
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