The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of Abubakar Shekau, a factional leader of the notorious terror group Boko Haram, on Thursday.
The Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor stood his ground that the ousted leader of the Islamic death cult is no longer alive.
The army general, who is in charge of troops fighting insurgency in the Northeast, averred that the original individual identified as Shekau had been killed.
General Irabor who made this clarification during a tour of formations under his command in Adamawa State said:
“I can confirm to you that the original Shekau was killed, the second Shekau was killed, and the man presenting himself as Shekau, I can also confirm to you that few days ago, he was wounded. We are yet to confirm whether he is dead or not”.
The Commander further said that the Army does not make statements that are not based on facts, adding that it troops will continue the operations against insurgency until the last terrorist is taken out.
He also mentioned that there had been division amongst the Boko Haram hegemony as a result of the constant pressure put on them by the Army.
According to him, “They released videos to prove that they are still active, but that’s just a façade.”