Controversy Trails Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau’s Alleged Demise Bluebloodz .com reports.
Intelligence Sources and Reports said:-
The self acclaimed leader of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has been severely injured after trying to commit suicide in a bid to avoid being capture by rival millitant group ( ISIS jihadists ) .
Abubakar Shekau was fighting ISIS-aligned militants from the Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) in northern Nigeria when he was injured on Wednesday.
The battle was said to have occurred in Borno state Nigeria where ISWAP has become a major dominant force for more than a decade-long following jihadist insurgency.
Shekau, who has made international headlines on several occasions, has been reported dead several times since Boko Haram first launched its rebellion in 2009.
Two more intelligence reports offered differing insight on how he became injured. The report claims :-
After a series of clashes, he and some of his fighters were surrounded by ISWAP jihadists in Boko Haram’s Sambisa forest stronghold, where they demanded he surrender.
‘To avoid capture, Shekau shot himself in the chest and the bullet pierced his shoulder,’
The source said, ‘He was badly injured.’ Some of his men managed to escape with him to an unknown destination, the source added.
The second intelligence source claimed 48 year old Shekau, was seriously wounded after detonating explosives in the hideout where he was taking refuge with his men.
Meanwhile, The Nigerian army has not responded to the claims of Shekau’s Alleged Demise or injury .
Army spokesman Mohammed Yerima said investigations is still ongoing.
Shekau’s Boko Haram faction has in recent times been weakened by military air strikes on its bases and has suffered mass defections amongst his combatants.
The Question still remains – is Abubakar Shekau Dead Or Alive ????