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Boko Haram: Late Abubakar Shekau’s gory photos emerge

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Gory photos of the late Boko Haram kingpin, Abubakar Shekau has emerged.

The pictures were reportedly taken by the fighters of Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) after they overpower Boko Haram fighters loyal to Abubkar Shekau in which he was to be captured alive before he blew himself.

Shekau detonated suicide vest on him and got burnt beyond recognition.

Intelligence sources indicated that Boko Haram fighters clashed with members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), which broke away from his group in 2016 over supremacy.

Shekau until his death, held Nigeria to a standoff in his campaign against the State.

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He took over from the founder late Mohammed Yusuf and since 2009, Boko Haram insurgents have killed over 30,000 people, while over 2 million have been displaced from their homes.

CAPITAL POST recled that the factional members of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Wednesday reportedly killed Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram, officially known as Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah Lid Da’wah Wa’l- Jihad (JAS) in a supremacy battle in their Sambisa forest.

ISWAP and Boko Haram fighters controls Sambisa forest which shares local border with parts of Konduga, Bama, Gwoza Askira Uba, Hawul, Kaga, and Biu Local Government Areas in Borno State.

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Some parts of Gujiba, Buni Yadi, Goniri in Yobe and Madagali in Adamawa state also share boundary with Sambisa forest.

Unconfirmed reports said ISWAP fighters invaded Sambisa with heavy gun trucks in a one week hunting for Shekau who was the factional leader of Boko Haram.

Shekau reportedly blown himself up in suicide when he was about to be captured alive by ISWAP fighters after hours of gun battle.

Nigeria Military was yet to officially confirm Abubakar Shekau’s death, but social media was on Thursday awash with celebrations upon hearing the calamity that befell the criminal gang leader.

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According to a security report obtained, “Unconfirmed source reported that the leader of JAS Abubakar shekau was dethroned and killed by ISWAP and they have taken over the entire sambisa forest.

“With this development, ISWAP are more equipped and funded than JAS, So their mode of operation will change, and they are likely going to experience frequent attacks around Konduga, Bama, Gwoza, Biu LGA’S and part of Adamawa. “All humanitarians around the axis should be security conscious and be very vigilant.”

Leader of ISWAP was yet to make announcement of their taking over the control of Sambisa.

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