Sunday, September 25, 2016

Boko Haram's Leader Appears To Be Very Much Alive Contrary To Nigerian Military Reports That He Was Killed Or Wounded

A man purporting to be Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau speaks in this still frame taken from social media video courtesy of SITE Intel Group, released on August 10, 2016, in an unknown location. MANDATORY CREDIT Social Media courtesy of SITE INTEL GROUP/ via REUTERS

BBC: Boko Haram's Shekau says he is 'in good health' following claim of his death

The disputed leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video message denying a claim by the military that he was killed or badly wounded in an air strike last month.

Abubakar Shekau appeared healthy in the video in which he spoke in Arabic, Hausa and the Kanuri language.

It is not clear when it was recorded.

Earlier this month, the Islamic State (IS) group - to which Boko Haram has pledged allegiance - announced that Shekau was being replaced as leader.

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More News On Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Appearing On Video To Discount Reports That He Is Dead/Wounded

Boko Haram leader appears on video after Nigeria said wounded him -- Reuters
Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video -- AFP
Man Claiming to be Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau Surfaces in Video -- VOA
Boko Haram chief denies reports of his death -- DW
Boko Haram Leader Dead? Abubakar Shekau Is Alive, Mocks Nigerian Army In New Video -- International Business Times
'I will not get killed until my time comes': Boko Haram leader's chilling video boast days after Nigerian military claimed he had been fatally wounded -- Daily Mail

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