Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, at an undisclosed location in Nigeria. Photo: AFP Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, at an undisclosed location in Nigeria. Photo: AFP
Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, at an undisclosed location in Nigeria. Photo: AFP
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Boko Haram leader ‘kills himself’ in fight with rival jihadists in Nigeria – two weeks after it was reported he had died

  • Boko Haram has not yet officially commented on the death of Abubakar Shekau, while the Nigerian army said it was investigating the claim
  • ‘Shekau preferred to be humiliated in the hereafter to getting humiliated on Earth. He killed himself by detonating an explosive,’ a source said

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Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, at an undisclosed location in Nigeria. Photo: AFP Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, at an undisclosed location in Nigeria. Photo: AFP
Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, at an undisclosed location in Nigeria. Photo: AFP
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