The Nigerian Army is claiming Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was ‘fatally wounded’ in an air strike conducted by the Nigerian Air Force yesterday.
The army’s claim, contained in a tweet posted by the official army twitter account, is yet to be independently verified. Also, this is not the first time the Nigerian Army has claimed to have killed, captured, or wounded the erratic Boko Haram leader, who has led a bloody insurgency in Nigeria’s north east.
BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN AIR FORCE RAID KILLS BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS COMMANDERS… “ABUBAKAR SHEKAU” FATALLY WOUNDED!
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) August 23, 2016